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MOSCOW, March 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he supported a mission by U.N./LAS Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan.
During a telephone conversation, which was held on March 11, Lavrov said he “lauded a mission by U.N./LAS Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan”.
“In pursuance of the agreements, which were reached in Cairo on March 10, Kofi Annan told Sergei Lavrov about starting his mission in Damascus. Annan confirmed his commitment to cooperating with Russia in order to achieve the peaceful settlement in Syria,” the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
From his part, Lavrov said he upheld Annan’s mission in compliance with Russia’s position on ceasing violence by all parties and starting a dialogue between the government and the opposition.