Syrian Opposition, Lavrov Discussed Ceasefire, Geneva, Astana Talks

Members of the Syrian opposition have discussed the implementation of Syria’s ceasefire, and continuation of negotiations in both the Geneva and Astana formats with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Syria’s Tomorrow Movement leader Ahmad Jarba said Thursday.

Jarba noted that Moscow’s role in the peace process, especially in maintaining the ceasefire, was discussed at the talks.

“We discussed the agreements already made. Besides, we talked about the fight against terrorist organizations Islamic State and al-Qaeda, the upcoming meeting in Astana, implementation of ceasefire regime in Syria, and also ways forward for the Geneva political settlement negotiations,” Jarba said, summarizing his meeting with the Russian minister.

The opposition leader added that members of his group would take part in negotiations in both Astana and Geneva.

“We will participate in both meetings. Our representatives will be part of the Cairo platform,” he said.



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