Lavrov stresses importance of unifying efforts of external players to reach peaceful settlement
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the Russia-proposed international conference on Syria would provide appropriate conditions for starting a political dialogue among the Syrian parties.
The Ministry was quoted by Russia Today website as saying that Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, having discussed the crisis in Syria on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Los Cabos in Mexico, stressed the importance of unifying the efforts of external players to reach peaceful settlement to the situation in Syria.
The Ministry added that Lavrov drew attention to the necessity of creating appropriate conditions to start political dialogue among the Syrian parties, through which they themselves are to solve the issues of "overhauling the political system in the country".
It pointed out that the Russian initiative on an international dialogue on Syria is particularly aimed at achieving this end.