The head of the British foreign Ministry explained the cancellation of the visit to Moscow the situation in Syria

Boris Conceptului In Moscow reacted to the cancellation of the visit of the British foreign

The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson has cancelled planned for April 10 visit to Moscow. In a statement issued on Saturday, April 8, on the website of the foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom, says that it is done because of the “radically changed situation in Syria.”

“My priority now is to continue contacts with the US and other [partners] before the G7 meeting on 10-11 April in order to coordinate international support for the ceasefire [in Syria] and to activate the political process” — is the statement of Johnson.

The head of the British foreign Ministry also reported that he had discussed the plans with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. The latter will visit Moscow as planned, after meeting the “Big seven”. “He can give it a clear and coordinated message to the Russians,” the diplomat said, expressing regret that Moscow continues to support the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad “even after the use of chemical weapons against civilians” (in Damascus reject these accusations).

It was originally planned that Johnson will visit Moscow in late March. His visit was announced by the foreign office. Officially the travel date is not known, but later the British media announced about his transfer. The reason was the desire of the Minister to participate in the meeting of foreign Ministers of countries-members of NATO, which was postponed from 5-6 April to 31 March because of employment Tillerson.

27 March, commenting on this information, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the UK has demonstrated “know-how in diplomacy.” “What are they interesting: about the visit to Moscow has not been announced, and undo is not forgotten,” she said.

Later that same day, the foreign Ministers of Russia and great Britain had a telephone conversation at the initiative of the British side. The details of the conversation were not disclosed.