Putin suggests Medvedev as top Syria negotiator

Russia wants Medvedev to spearhead Syria talks with US as they seek higher level negotiations

Putin suggests Medvedev as top Syria negotiator

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested country's Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev to be the head of Russian delegation for high-level negotiations with the U.S. on Syria.

The press spokesman for the President of Russia, Dmitri Peskov announced the suggestion on Wednesday.

"This is the choice of the head of state," said Peskov, when asked for reasons behind Medvedev's candidacy.

"The thing is, foreign ministry-level talks between Mr Lavrov and his counter-part from the U.S. [John Kerry] are being held on regular basis. In this situation, we are talking about higher level negotiations," Peskov said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ekim 2015, 11:02