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|Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:29 pm Post subject: Lavrov says the Syrian -Russian Summit focuses on the Middle
|Lavrov says the Syrian -Russian Summit focuses on the Middle East Issues
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:00 PM
Sochi, (SANA - Syrian news agency)-
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov has expressed Russia's readiness to
supply Syria with new defensive arms that do not violate the balance of
power in the world.
In a statement to reporters today following the wrapping up of summit talks
between President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President, Dimitri Medvedev ,
Lavrov expressed readiness to look into the Syrian demand for purchasing
new Russian arms.
He indicated that the summit talks dealt with fundamental international
issues stressing that Russia and Syria call for a peaceful solution
particularly with regard to the Iranian nuclear issue.
Regarding the situation in Iraq , the Russian foreign minister stressed that
both sides see that the key solution to the situation there is by moving
toward dialogue among the spectrums of the Iraqi people and by laying down a
time table for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq.
Lavrov indicated that the discussion of the situation in the Middle East
occupied an important part of the talks and said that the absence of the
Palestinian unity would remain an obstacle , stressing Russia and Syria's
readiness to exert efforts to conduct a dialogue among the Palestinians for
the sake of the unity of the Palestinian ranks
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