Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Spiritual Leader, Imam of the Nizari-Ismaili Muslim community, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
On April 20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Spiritual Leader, Imam of the Nizari-Ismaili Muslim community, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who is in Moscow on a working visit.
The situations in Afghanistan and Syria were the focal points of the discussion. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV praised Russia’s consistent line in favour of a peaceful political settlement of the existing conflicts and crisis situations in the Middle East.
Regarding the current situation in Syria, the sides stressed the importance of an effective and fruitful continuation of intra-Syrian negotiations between representatives of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian opposition in Astana and Geneva to promote, through an inclusive dialogue, the search for solutions to the crisis in Syria with due regard for the rights and interests of all ethnic and religious groups in Syria.