Putin Stresses Need to Continue Geneva Talks

Putin says normalizing the situation in the Middle East will contribute to lasting regional peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Tuesday the importance of resuming the talks on the crisis in Syria in the framework of the Geneva II conference.

 

In an letter addressed to the participants in the Arab Summit, which kicked off in Kuwait earlier today, Putin said he hoped talks could come out with a clear agreements on all issues related to the Geneva communique of June, 2012, so as to find a political solution to the crisis in the country, and called for putting to use the capabilities of all countries to this effect.

 

The Russian President said Russia pays special attention to solving crises in the Middle East through political and diplomatic settlements while respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all the region’s countries.

 

Putin said he believes that normalizing the situation in the Middle East and North Africa will contribute to quickly reaching a comprehensive settlement of long unresolved regional conflicts, the top of which being the Arab-Israeli conflict.

 

He stressed his country’s determination to continue work towards reaching a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian cause through establishing a viable impendent Palestinian state over the entire Palestinian territories that is able to live and last in security and peace.

 

Putin also voiced Russia’s intention to boost its partnership with the Arab countries for consolidating peace, security and stability in the region.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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