24.03.2012

UN and Arab League Envoy on Syria Visits Moscow

On March 24-27, 2012, the UN-Arab League’s joint special envoy on Syria Kofi Annan while he was on an official visit to Moscow together with his entourage stayed at the PRESIDENT-HOTEL.

In accordance with his program Mr. K. Annan had a discussion with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei  Lavrov on Syria which he characterized as a very good one.

He also was received by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev  who stressed the importance of envoy’s  mission because in his opinion  this is perhaps Syria’s last chance to avoid a bloody and protracted civil war.President  Dmitry Medvedev promised that  Russia will give envoy any possible assistance at every level  and in all areas in which Russia can provide support.  Russian President expressed high hopes that envoy’s work will yield a positive result.

Mr.Kofi Annan thanked President Dmitry Medvedev for a possibility of discussing the issue of Syria and confirmed that in his work  he is going to count on Russian support and advice to put an end to the conflict.

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