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Lavrov to visit Iran June 13 to discuss Syria situation, sextet meeting

June 11, 2012, 11:14 UTC+3
“We hope that all delegations, including the Iranian one, will come to Moscow tuned for a constructive dialogue”
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MOSCOW, June 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran on June 13 to discuss with leaders of that country the situation in Syria and preparations for the sextet meeting, a source at the foreign ministry said on Monday.

“The focus will be made on the general situation in the Middle East and Northern Africa, including special attention to the current transformation processes in the Arab world and to the state of affairs in Syria,” the source said.

“The most vital objective remains to be assistance in carrying out the plan of the UN and LAS special envoy Kofi Annan, approved by the United Nations Organisation, and in eliminating problems on its way,” the ministry said. “In this context, the minister will discuss in detail the Russian initiative to organise an international conference on Syria.”

The meeting “will pay much attention to discussing of preparations for another meeting Catherine Ashton, the EU's High Representative and Foreign Policy Chief with Secretary of Iran’s secretary of Supreme National Security Saeed Jalili featuring political directors of the sextet of international mediators on the Iranian nuclear programme /five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany/ in Moscow on June 18-19,” the source said. “We hope that all delegations, including the Iranian one, will come to Moscow tuned for a constructive dialogue.”

 

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