MOSCOW, (SANA)- The Russian President's Representative to the Group of Eight, Arkady Dvorkovich, stressed Russia's opposition to adopting a statement by the Group on Syria and Iran that includes conclusions about provisions that could be later imposed by the Group's leaders when adopting decisions at the Security Council.
Dvorkovich said in a statement on Thursday that the Group of Eight summit will discuss international security and other issues like the situation in Syria and Iran.
He emphasized that the most important issue for Russia in this regard is committing to its principles and excluding any attempts at making the Group of Eight's statement include conclusions about provisions that could be later imposed by the Group's leaders when endorsing decisions at the Security Council.
The Russian representative said that the Group of Eight should send a signal to the parties in Syria that they should work peacefully.
He stressed that Moscow considers it necessary to give a strong signal to all the parties in Syria to work to make the situation secure for everybody inside the country as well as in the neighboring countries and the entire world, adding that the signal should includes calls on the authorities in Syria and those protesting against them to work peacefully.
He noted that agreement on shaping the Group of Eight's stance towards Syria has not been reached yet, adding that efforts are underway to reach an agreement in this regard.
The Group of Eight summit is scheduled in Camp David on May 18-19.