16 December 201921:30

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with heads of diplomatic missions of Arab countries and the Mission of the League of Arab States in Moscow

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On December 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with heads of diplomatic missions of Arab countries and the Mission of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Moscow.

The parties had a detailed exchange of views on various aspects of Russian-Arab interaction. Special attention was paid to ways to ensure a reliable settlement in Syria, on the Palestinian-Israeli track, as well as in Yemen and Libya.

The meeting participants stated their shared intention to further deepen political dialogue on all aspects of strengthening peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa. The diplomats underscored that the search for reliable solutions to the problems in that region must proceed in parallel with an undeviating observance of international law, on a non-confrontational basis, through an inclusive, mutually respectful and equal dialogue.

The parties also spoke out in favour of more active ties both via bilateral channels and in the format of Russia-LAS relations in politics, trade, the economy, investment and culture.

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