HE Foreign Minister, Russian Counterpart Discuss Situation in Syria

Sochi, – HE Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during his current visit to Russia.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields, and exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, particularly the Palestinian cause and the situation in Syria. They discussed ways to revive the political process adopted by International Syria Support Group.

HE Foreign Minister underscored, during the meeting, the role that Russia plays in the region in different regional issues, particularly the developments related to the Syrian crisis, adding that Russia is a key partner in the International Support Syria Group as it works to push towards resolving the Syrian crisis through a political process.

His Excellency stressed on the need for concerted international efforts to put an end to the crimes committed by the regime against civilians amounting to war crimes, stressing the need for holding the perpetrators accountable.

HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani hoped that the recent efforts by Russia could contribute positively and constructively to the cessation of hostilities to re-create the conditions for a political solution, adding that the Syrian people have been suffering for years and that dialogue with Russia is part of efforts to put an end to this crisis.

The two sides agreed on the need that parties must be committed to the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 2254 to revive the political path.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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