“Those representatives of the external opposition, who are accustomed to acting only based on ultimatums and preconditions and who promoted the ideas of their foreign sponsors more than interests of the Syrian people, start gradually losing their influence,” Lavrov said in a meeting with Ahmad al-Jarba, the leader of the Syria’s Tomorrow Movement in Moscow .
He added that in parallel with those who are eager to launch the intra-Syrian dialogue as soon as possible, pointing out that his country is actively trying to help promote this mood through stepping up the Astana process and supporting the UN’s efforts on developing the Geneva round of talks.
The Russian Minister pointed out that Moscow noticed positive trends of some Syrian opposers towards dialogue with the Syrian government as to resolve the crisis, adding that these efforts are fully in compliance with the resolutions of the international community affirming that “Syrians themselves should choose the fate of their country and for that they should agree with each other.”
On the other hand, Lavrov said that launching intra-Syrian dialogue, ensuring the cessation of hostilities system and establishing de-escalation zones in the framework of the Astana process will allow cooperation between the Syrian Government and the “opposition”, particularly in combating terrorism.
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