Tass                     10/03/2016

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has noted the importance of involving Kurds in intra-Syrian talks at the meeting with president of Syria’s Movement of the Pluralistic Society Randa Kassis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

“The necessity was stressed of soonest launch of sustainable negotiations process under UN auspices between Syrian government and opposition in accordance with provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2254. In this context, the importance was emphasized of necessity to involve all Syrian sides in these talks – in particular, opposition representatives with pro-Moscow, pro-Cairo and other political platforms, including representatives of Kurdish forces as it is envisaged by Munich statement of the International Syria Support Group,” the foreign ministry said.

Lavrov and Kassis paid special attention to observance of ceasefire regime that entered into force in Syria on February 27 and uncompromising struggle against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization banned in Russia and other terrorist groups in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2268, the ministry added.