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Gatilov: We Support Holding Geneva 2 Meeting on Syria

Feb 01, 2013

MOSCOW, (SANA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, expressed his country’s support to holding a ‘Geneva 2’ meeting for solving the crisis in Syria to discuss specific implementation of Geneva Statement items.

Quoted by Russia Today website, Gatilov indicated in his Twitter page the importance of expanding the circle of participants in the meeting by inviting other countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia.
“The two countries are important in the process of finding a solution and can have positive contribution to this work,” said the Russian diplomat.
Gatilov earlier pointed out that “Russia is ready to hold a meeting at whatever level,” reminding that the two tripartite meetings between Russian and U.S. officials and the UN Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, suggested holding a second meeting of the action group as ‘Geneva 2’ meeting to discuss implementing Geneva Statement.

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