SOCHI, May 18. /TASS/. It is necessary to launch political process in Syria and Germany is ready to promote it, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday at a news conference after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Political process is badly needed and it must be launched," she said. "We are set to support these efforts."
"Generally, the situation in and around Syria is very tense and serious efforts are needed for political talks," she stressed.
The German chancellor said she was concerned over a decree saying that those Syrians who failed to claim their right to property in Syria in a certain timeframe would lose it.