Moscow supports Syrian president's reform promise: spokesman

08:41, June 22, 2011      

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Moscow sees Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Monday address as a "constructive" step towards the country's national reconciliation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement on Tuesday.

In the statement posed on the ministry's website, Lukashevich said dialogues between the Syrian people and authorities, which al- Assad called for in his address to the nation, would help overcome the crisis in the country.

"Moscow views Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's speech as an important and constructive step aimed at working out principles of Syria's renewed democratic structure on the basis of a broad national discussion," Lukashevich said.

"We consider such an approach, stipulating the joint participation of the people and authorities in determining the country's future, is able to provide a way out of the crisis, the normalization of the situation and a gradual development in Syria, " he added.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said Moscow would urge Syrian opposition to begin dialogue with the authorities in the upcoming talks between Moscow and Syrian opposition representatives on June 27.

Since mid-March, Syria has witnessed massive protests across the country. Germany and France said on last Friday that they will continue efforts to push a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, while Russia said it may veto the resolution.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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