In Lausanne ended with a Ministerial meeting, during which the parties discussed settlement of the military conflict in Syria. About it reports “RIA Novosti”.
According to the Agency, the meeting lasted 4.5 hours. In multilateral negotiations took part the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura, as well as Ministers of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.
The Ministerial meeting ended without any outcome document, the Agency noted.
Thus, as stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, talks have not led to agreement on a cease-fire in Syria. “We have informally exchanged views on the situation in Syria, however, no definite agreement on a cease-fire is not reached. But it’s not expected,” — said the head of the Turkish foreign Ministry.
Cavusoglu said that the participants had disagreements on the question of procedure. The parties could not agree on whether to first achieve a cease-fire or separation of terrorist organizations from the moderate opposition. “First of all you need to achieve a ceasefire, but fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) should be continued”, — said the Minister.
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said he believes a constructive meeting in Lausanne. “Very, very constructive”, he said negotiations at the request of journalists.
October 15, in the Swiss city of Lausanne hosted the multilateral talks on the conflict in Syria. According to a source “Interfax” in the Russian delegation, Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Switzerland to participate in the meeting in the night on Saturday.
Earlier, on October 12, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande expressed hope that the Ministerial meeting “will be effective from the point of view of the real contribution to settlement in Syria.”