Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s conversation with Walid Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic

Saturday, 29 September 2018 13:21

On September 28, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a conversation with Walid Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York.

The officials conducted a detailed exchange of views on events in Syria and related developments, including the political settlement process in that country with due account of the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi and on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

Mr Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the SAR and firm resolve to eliminate once and for all the hotbed of international terrorism in that country.

The ministers expressed support for stepping up collective efforts to help rebuild socio-economic infrastructure destroyed by military action and the removal of illegal unilateral sanctions on Syria that hit the civilian population hardest.

They also discussed further bolstering bilateral economic ties through the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

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