Moscow has called on all players in Syria to form a united front against terrorism and coordinate their actions against the scourge in the war-torn country.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov issued the call at a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, in Moscow on Monday as the fifth round of the UN-brokered intra-Syrian talks are ongoing in the Swiss city of Geneva.
All countries involved in the Syria issue should set a common goal of battling terror rather than pursuing personal geopolitical interests, Lavrov said.
“We should set a clear aim to fight against terrorism and coordinate our actions,” he added.
Elsewhere in his comments, the top Russian diplomat emphasized that the eradication of terrorism and extremism worldwide, including in Syria and Iraq, is in the interest of all states.
The priority is to fully implement the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions on the Syria conflict and focus on the Geneva peace process, Lavrov noted.