Press release on the Russian-US-Saudi meeting attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir

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In Doha on August 3, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in Qatar on a working visit, attended a prearranged trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

The ministers held a detailed and frank discussion on the existing situation in Syria. They reaffirmed their shared principled position on the need for an early political settlement of the Syrian crisis on the basis of the Geneva Communique of June 30, 2012. In this context, they expressed support for the efforts undertaken by UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, who is attempting to organise practical work, including within the framework of inter-Syrian contacts, create relevant working groups, and to form a contact group with the participation of Russia, the United States, and several other outside players with a special influence on the conflicting sides in Syria.

The three ministers focused on consolidating efforts in the fight against the universal threat emanating from the Islamic State and other organisations affiliated with Al Qaeda. Mr Lavrov explained the meaning of the Russian proposal to create a broad anti-terrorist front on a coordinated international legal basis with a view to posing a reliable barrier to terrorists in Syria, Iraq and other countries in the region and creating the necessary conditions for a successful solution of political, economic and humanitarian problems.

 

August 3, 2015

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