Lavrov praised the progress of negotiations on the Syrian settlement in Geneva


Kay Nietfeld / DPA /

In the Syrian crisis settlement has managed to achieve a fragile progress. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan De Mistura, reports “Interfax”.

The head of the Russian foreign Ministry said that on the eve of the Geneva talks on Syria is necessary to consolidate agreement on four “baskets” which include the Constitution, elections, transitional and counter-terrorism.

“All of these aspects are the essential requirements laid down in resolution 2254 [UN security Council],” — said Lavrov.

The next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva scheduled for March 23.

On 11 March, the UN security Council called on the parties to the Syrian conflict to continue negotiations in a constructive manner and without preconditions. Members of the security Council reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria. They stressed that the only long-term solution to the conflict will be an inclusive political process led by Syrians themselves.