Germany: Lavrov pleased that Syria humanitarian situation is better understood

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it was "pleasing" for Moscow that the humanitarian situation in Syria is being better understood, while speaking at a press conference following the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich early on Friday morning.
According to him, "special attention was paid to humanitarian situation which is deteriorating and for solving it which it is necessary to work together in collaboration, which was wanted by us from the very beginning of our air operation in Syria, the necessity of which is more and more understood by our partners and it pleases us."
During the presser, Lavrov said he believes that "the main outcome of this meeting is unequivocal reaffirmation of the UN resolution 2254." The Russian foreign minister also confirmed that "we discussed all the problems which slow down the implementation of the resolution."
The ISSG met on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Thursday. The meeting set the stage for the next phase in UN-brokered intra-Syrian talks. The talks in Geneva were suspended on February 10. They are set to resume again on February 25, if all parties agree to attend.
The ISSG consists of 17 nations and major powers, including the Syrian government, Germany, Iran, France, Jordan and the United Nations as well Russian and the US.
The conflict in Syria began in March 2011. Since it began it has claimed the lives of over 260,000 people and displaced almost half the country's population.
The 52nd MSC is taking place in Munich between February 12 and 14. The conference has become the major global forum for discussions on security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, alongside foreign and defence ministers, and often heads-of-state. Key topics will be the Syrian conflict and the situation in the Middle East with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/SIL). The global refugee crisis and the fight against terrorism will also be among the top issues at this year's conference.

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