The Saturday multilateral talks on Syria in Lausanne have ended without any final document. However, the participants have agreed to continue contacts in the near future.
The Saturday talks on Syria between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry in Lausanne have ended without any final document, the Interfax news agency reported. According to the news agency, any statements for media are not planned.
Earlier, sources in the delegations announced that the multilateral talks on Syria in Lausanne have ended. Reportedly, a number of bilateral talks was held ahead of the main meeting between Lavrov and Kerry. According to reports, Turkish and Qatari diplomats have also held a bilateral meeting, while UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has reportedly met with Lavrov and Kerry separately.
The Russian Foreign Minister announced that the participants of the multilateral talks on Syria in Lausanne have agreed to continue contacts in the near future, as well as have discussed several interesting ideas. He also added that the participants called to start of the political process on Syria “as soon as possible.”
“We have clearly expressed that we want to start the political process as soon as possible, without any delay,” Lavrov noted. “There are several ideas that have been discussed today in this circle, represented by quite influential countries, which may influence the situation,” he told journalists on Saturday night.
“We have agreed that we will continue contacts in the coming days, counting on some agreements, which will help to promote the settlement,” the Russian Foreign Minister pointed out.
In his turn, US Secretary of State John Kerry called the multilateral meeting on Syria in Lausanne constructive.
“The meeting was held in a constructive way,” Kerry told Interfax.