Italy hopes that Russia’s contribution will help overcome the Syrian crisis, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

 

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

 

“We hope Russia’s contribution will help overcome the Syrian crisis,” Gentiloni said. “I think we are responsible for [making steps] to avoid resumption of hostilities.”.

 

Gentiloni said that Italy hopes that Russia’s contribution may help overcome the Libyan crisis.

 

“We insist on cooperation with Russia in overcoming the Libyan crisis, as we are very much concerned about that problem,” Gentiloni said.