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MOSCOW, August 24 (Itar-Tass) —— New UN/LAS Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi assured Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by telephone on Friday that he would interact with all the Syrian sides, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
Lavrov confirmed support to the election of Brahimi as the new special envoy and expressed the Russian readiness for close interaction in the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
“The sides discussed the current situation in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the ministry said. “Russia confirmed its principled position in favor of the soonest end of bloodshed and the beginning of a political dialog between the warring sides on the basis of the Syrian settlement roadmap, i.e. the Kofi Annan peace plan, the communique of the Action Group for Syria ministerial meeting held in Geneva in June, and UN Security Council resolutions.”
Brahimi supported the approach and stressed “his intention to interact with all the Syrian sides and states capable of assisting the start of an inter-Syrian political dialog,” the ministry said.