SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) – The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran stated that they consider unacceptable attempts to divide Syria on ethnic and confessional grounds, Euronews reports.
As the channel notes, during the tripartite meeting in Moscow, the heads of the foreign ministries of the three states discussed the development of confidence-building measures between the Syrian authorities and the opposition.
Russia, Iran and Turkey consider attempts to divide Syria on ethnic and confessional grounds unacceptable. This was stated at the tripartite meeting in Moscow by the foreign ministers of states. Sergey Lavrov, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the development of confidence-building measures between the Syrian authorities and the opposition in the run-up to the next round of talks on Syria in Astana, scheduled for mid-May.
As for the Geneva negotiating process, then, according to Sergei Lavrov, the demands of the Syrian opposition on the regime change in Damascus complicate its resumption.
The sides also reaffirmed their determination to work with the opposition and the official Damascus to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilian population of Syria, as well as to create a working group for the release of hostages.