Two lion cubs discovered in Moscow’s industrial districtSociety & Culture February 28, 16:55
Russian senior diplomat calls on nuclear powers to strengthen cooperationRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 16:44
Russian diplomat points to possible ways of improving relations with USRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 16:24
GLONASS terrestrial station goes live in South AfricaScience & Space February 28, 16:19
Russia has no plans to change new START Treaty — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 16:10
Putin stresses Russia never interferes in other countries’ domestic policyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 15:36
Putin sure Russia, Belarus will find solution to disputesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 15:31
Google requests settlement with Russia's antimonopoly watchdog — regulatorBusiness & Economy February 28, 15:25
Russian top diplomat says humanitarian situation in Mosul much worse than in AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 15:23
MOSCOW, January 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named the convocation of the Geneva II Peace Conference on Syria as an important event, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday.
The ministry commented on Tuesday’s meeting between Lavrov, Kerry and Ban Ki-moon in Montreux. The meeting focused on issues related to the upcoming international conference on Syria.
“Ban Ki-moon gave a high assessment to the efforts taken by Russia and the United States as the countries, which had initiated the convocation of the conference. The U.N. Secretary-General praised the efforts taken by U.N./LAS Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi to prepare the forum, which should give a start to an inter-Syrian political dialogue,” the ministry said.
“The conference will start working on January 24 when the warring parties meet under Brahimi’s auspices. Syrians themselves should take a decision on key issues of the future of their state,” the ministry said.
“The inter-Syrian dialogue should unite all Syrians in order to counter terrorism in compliance with the G8 statement,” the ministry said.