12 January 2014, 23:03

'Syria’s destiny concerns us' - Lavrov to Jarba

'Syria’s destiny concerns us' - Lavrov to Jarba

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the head of the Syrian Opposition’s National Coalition Ahmad Jarba in Paris on Sunday. “I realize how much your country’s destiny concerns you,” Mr. Lavrov said to Mr. Jarba. “We in Russia are also concerned about Syria’s destiny.”

The Russian Foreign Minister came to Paris to discuss preparations for the coming international conference on Syria in Geneva. He is planning to meet the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Special Envoy of the UN and the Arab League in Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

Earlier, it was planned that a delegation of the Syrian National Coalition of opposition and revolutionary forces would come to Russia on January 13 and 14, but later, it was decided to hold the meeting in Paris.

Earlier on Sunday, a meeting of foreign ministers of 11 countries that form the “Syria’s Friends” group took place in Paris. Ahmad Jarba and Secretary General of Syria’s National Coalition Bader Jamous also took part in this meeting.

10 days are left before the beginning of the international conference on Syria in Geneva.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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