Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic Faisal Mekdad
On September 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic Faisal Mekdad on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly session in New York.
The ministers exchanged views on the developments in Syria and regarding it, laying emphasis on the prospects for further progress in the political process based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254, including the activities of the intra-Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva. In this context, Mr Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s position of principle in favour of unconditional respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the SAR, and the lawful right of Syrians to decide independently the future of their country.
The ministers discussed with interest and in a constructive spirit some practical issues of further strengthening bilateral relations.