Russia sets up Moscow meeting with Syrian opposition

Meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, opposition expected Friday

Russia sets up Moscow meeting with Syrian opposition

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet representatives of the Syrian opposition on Friday in Moscow.

The confirmation came from Russia’s Foreign Ministry in a report carried by the country’s official TASS news agency.

It did not give further information or details about Friday's planned meeting. 

The engagement will come three days after intra-Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed on establishing a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with a cease-fire in Syria.

After that meeting, opposition delegate Osama Abu Zaid told reporters their group had made proposals to Russia regarding the cease-fire enforcement mechanism.

The Astana talks, which focused on extending the cease-fire that came into effect in Syria on Dec. 30, 2016, included representatives of the regime, armed opposition groups, Russia, Turkey, Iran as well as UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura and U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan, George Krol.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ocak 2017, 13:30