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Lavrov, Fradkov to visit Syria – Russia

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Laaska News  Feb. 7, 2012

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.Photo:File.

On Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke out against attempts from the outside, to force Syrians to find a solution to the internal problems in their country in a telephone conversation with the General Secretary of the League of Arab States (LAS), Nabil al-Arabi.

According to the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the parties discussed in detail the situation surrounding Syria. Particular attention was paid to finding ways to bring about a speedy end to violence and to overcome the confrontation with the assistance of the UN Security Council.

Both sides spoke in favor of the resumption of the Arab League’s mission in Syria.

On Tuesday, Sergei Lavrov and the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov are to visit Damascus on behalf of President Medvedev.

(Voice of Russia)
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