Mikdad: Moscow II Offers Atmosphere of Hope and Optimism

Deputy FM says Russians bear witness to the achievements of the Moscow meetings in spite of Saudi-led propaganda

Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said the Moscow II meetings, which concluded deliberations last Thursday, offered an atmosphere of hope and optimism.

“The talks were more organized and featured seriousness, yet, they resulted in a consensus by all participants on points which were an issue of disagreement between the government and the opposition sides since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria”, Mikdad said in an article published by the Lebanese al-Binaa newspaper on Saturday.

The minister called on the Syrian national opposition, which also rejects terrorism, to cooperate with the Syrian regime to overcome this dangerous threat, not only to Syria but also the region and the world.

Mikdad said opposition parties must take into consideration the developments in Syria and the region since 2012, particularly the mounting danger of terrorism, mainly from ISIS and the Nusra Front terrorist organizations.

The minister added the Russians were a fair witness to the achievements of the Moscow meetings.

“The Syrians, with the help of Russians, are the only ones who are able to restore security and stability to the Homeland through an intra-Syrian dialogue”, Mikdad concluded.

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