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Germany: U.S-Russia cooperation will advance fight against terrorism says Lavrov

2 12.02.2016 Инфо

SOT, Journalist (Russian): "Would it be possible to convince Saudis not to enter troops to the Syrian terrirory?"
SOT, Sergei Lavrov Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russian): We didn't talk about this, so I cannot tell you now."
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said that he is expecting the U.S and Russia to shortly arrive at a co-operative military agreement to help combat against terrorism in Syria, speaking on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Friday.
He told journalists that Russia is "expecting that essentially important agreement, that finally US will cooperate with us on the military line". This agreement, according to Lavrov, can form a "true collective front for fight against terrorism". On the question regarding Saudi's militants entering Syrian territories, Lavrov did not give any comment, saying that this issue hasn't been discussed yet.
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 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.