Lavrov announced the beginning of a new round of talks on Syria in Geneva

Sergei Lavrov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the next round of negotiations will begin in Geneva on 23 February. About it reports “Interfax”.

According to the head of the foreign Ministry, the participants of the meeting generally can be considered acceptable, but the representation could be improved. He explained that meant the Kurds.

As stressed by the foreign Minister, in Moscow have consistently advocated to carry out the decisions of the UN Security Council and to ensure representation of the entire spectrum of the opposition. “Without the Kurds, of course, do not provide. We also understand that there are certain difficulties in the position of the external players,” he said.

Lavrov said that the talks in Geneva will be presented to the group, formed in my time at meetings in Cairo, Moscow and Riyadh, as well as armed opposition groups who participate in meetings on the site of Astana and signed with the Syrian government, the cease-fire.

On 27 January it became known about the postponement of the talks in Geneva, which said Lavrov. According to him, the meeting on Syria in the capital of Kazakhstan “it was clearly stated that efforts to promote political settlement, undertaken at the site of Astana, will contribute to the inter-Syrian negotiations in Geneva under UN auspices”.