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MOSCOW, November 19, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia wants to see a united delegation from the opposition at an international peace conference dubbed as Geneva II, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
“We are interested in seeing a united delegation from the opposition - this is our preference, but not a binding condition - with the aim of implementing the Geneva communique to the full extent,” he said.
“From the first days of the Syrian crisis we have been working with all parties and holding regular contacts with the government and opposition groups, including the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces,” Lavrov said.
“Now we are preparing for Geneva II,” he said. “We are confident that in compliance with the Geneva communique and UN Security Council resolution 2118 the whole Syrian society, including all main opposition forces, should be represented at this conference.”
“The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces is one of such groups,” he said. “We are interested in seeing a united delegation from the opposition in Geneva on the platform of constructive dialogue to implement provisions of the Geneva communique in full.