Moscow, Cairo call for political solution in Syria

Russia and Egypt have stressed the need to find a political solution to end the prolonged conflict in Syria, with Moscow calling for peace talks to be held as soon as possible.

Speaking at a joint conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for an “international conference as soon as possible to open a political dialogue” that can resolve the crisis in Syria.

Lavrov stressed that a political solution to the war would also help to bring stability to the entire region.

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy also voiced Cairo’s opposition to any military intervention in Syria.

“We call upon all to work on a political solution,” he stated.

More than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced in the deadly unrest that has been plaguing Syria since 2011.

Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

On May 18, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that militants from 29 different countries were fighting against his government forces in different parts of the country.

By Press TV


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