According to the official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich, during negotiations the parties will discuss the status and prospects of Russian-Jordanian relations, topical international and regional problems.
According to the Russian diplomat, in Jordan Lavrov will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Lukashevich, the talks "will allow to strengthen Russian-Palestinian ties, including coordination of action on issues of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process."
The Syrian crisis should not prevent other international problems from being settled, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following his meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General and the UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria.
However grave the Syrian problem is, Russia wouldn’t like this to be used as a pretext for condemning both the new and inveterate conflict situations to oblivion, Lavrov said.
He pointed out that the international community should continue rendering aid to the new Libyan authorities, should control a Palestinian-Israeli settlement and hold a conference before the end of the year on setting up an area free from weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Western countries are seeking adoption of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria to aggravate the situation there and allow for a change of power. This was stated by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emerging from talks with UN and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Cairo.
He added that implementation of the Geneva accords on Syria needed no resolution.
"If the main priority is a change of regime, then the bloodshed will continue; if the priority is to save lives, this can be done without any resolutions," said Lavrov.
The Geneva communiqué adopted on June 30 after a meeting of the "Group of Actions for Syria," elaborated an agreement between all permanent members of the UN Security Council, the Arab League, Turkey, the EU and the UN Secretary General. In particular, it provides for a call on all parties concerned to end violence, and for appointing negotiators from the ranks of government and opposition to launch a political process.
Moscow is prepared to support the initiatives to return United Nations peace monitors to Syria. There are only two conditions attached: first, the Syrian sides must hold fire and enter into a dialogue, and second, the proposed UN mission must be accepted by the Syrian government.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke about this in Moscow Sunday on the eve of a scheduled meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and international Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
Ending hostilities and starting a dialogue were key clauses of last June’s Geneva resolution on Syria.
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