Lavrov: Sochi Congress significant step on road of restoring stability in Syria

Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that the Syrian-Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi last January “will go down in history as a significant step on the road of restoring peace and stability in Syria.”

On January 29-30, participants in Sochi Congress, stressed in the final statement full commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria.

They affirmed that the Syrian people alone shall determine the future of their country, underlining the necessity of maintaining the state institutions and the Syrian Arab Army.

Press service of Kazakh’s Foreign Ministry quoted Lavrov as saying in a message to his Kazakh counterpart, Khairat Abdel Rahmanov, that “he highly appreciates Kazakhstan’s contribution to achieving peace in Syria”.

Lavrov expressed confidence that cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia within Astana Platform will achieve “fruitful results”.

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