RUSSIA, EGYPT SEEK W.M.D.-FREE MIDEAST

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and his visiting Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, on Monday, agreed to work together, in order to create a weapons of mass destruction (WMD)-free Middle East.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Shoukry, Lavrov said, Moscow and Cairo would continue working together, to make Middle East free of WMD’s as per relevant international resolutions.

Lavrov noted that, they had discussed a possible resumption of flights between both countries, in the near future.

The Russian foreign minister went on to say that his country was making consultations with several parties, including Saudi Arabia, for forming a Syrian opposition delegation, during scheduled talks with the Syrian government.

He pointed to preparations for the holding of an international meeting on Syria in Astana, next Sept.

On his part, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, said, he had handed a letter from the Egyptian President, Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on willingness to develop bilateral relations.

He added that he had discussed with his Russian counterpart, the current developments in the Middle East region, primarily Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

Shoukry noted that his country would support the deescalation zones in Syria, but would not send any army or police forces there

Source: NAM News Network