Special UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday that he supports conflict reconciliation efforts underway in Astana, Kazakhstan.




“We were looking forward all of us to come here to discuss how to make sure that the Astana initiative that we strongly support, because we feel that focus on cessation of hostilities is the beginning of everything related to any negotiation in Syria,” de Mistura said in Moscow.


He said he planned to meet Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference, scheduled for February 17-19, as well as the G20 foreign ministerial meeting later on Thursday.


Staffan de Mistura called his Thursday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov very useful.


Commenting on the results of the meeting, de Mistura praised results of the talks, which lasted less than one hour.




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