Syrian Arab Republic
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura
On June 8, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow. It was a routine meeting held to exchange opinions on issues related to conflict settlement in Syria.
Mr de Mistura expressed appreciation for Russia’s actions to maintain the ceasefire regime, including under the May 4 Memorandum on the Creation of De-Escalation Areas in Syria. He also pointed out with satisfaction at the complementary nature of the Geneva talks and the Astana process.
Sergey Lavrov and Staffan de Mistura highlighted the importance of building on the good results that have been reached at the UN-sponsored intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, including with regard to the constitutional reform. They agreed on the need to keep up and increase the pace of the talks, which must be truly inclusive, and that the focus must be kept on the task of fighting terrorism.