CAIRO (Sputnik) – He added that Shoukry was invited to take part in the Lausanne talks by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who highlighted the importance of Egyptian participation in the meeting due to the key role that Cairo plays in the Syrian settlement process.
"A decision has been made on the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in this meeting," the spokesman said in a statement.
Apart from the United States and Egypt, other countries that are expected to take part in the Lausanne talks include Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The talks will focus on the issue of reviving the ceasefire in civil-war-torn Syria.
A source in the Russian delegation told journalists in the early hours of Saturday that Lavrov had already arrived in Switzerland.
According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Moscow does not have any substantial expectations for the meeting, but Russia will offer particular steps for implementing the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.