Russia, U.S. and U.N. to Hold Syria Talks in Geneva
Russia, the United States and the United Nations will hold three-way talks on the Syria crisis in Geneva on Friday, the U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.
News of the meeting was first reported by Russia’s RIA news agency, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.
“We will present our vision of the situation (in Syria), with emphasis on the need to intensify the fight against terrorism. It is a priority for us. We call for an increase in joint efforts in this area,” Gatilov said.
Neither U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who meet in Moscow next week, will attend the Geneva meeting.
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