The Minister’s telephone conversations
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Sigmar Gabriel
On April 8, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by telephone with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Sigmar Gabriel at the initiative of the German side.
The ministers discussed the situation in Syria following the US air strikes delivered against Syrian government forces in the small hours of April 7. Sergey Lavrov put forth Russia’s views on the illegal US actions as an act of aggression that is in violation of international law, runs counter to the goals of fighting international terrorism and can undermine regional and global security. Mr Lavrov pointed out that the US arguments in support of its illegal armed action, such as the allegation that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons in Idlib on April 4, are not consistent with the facts and not convincing either.
The Russian minister also called for a thorough fact-finding investigation into the event.
The ministers have agreed on the priority of the full and unconditional implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.