American soldiers in Syria. © Photo : U.S. Army / Sgt. Nicole Paese
MOSCOW, 8 Okt — Moscow would welcome the search for understanding between Damascus and Washington, it would be beneficial to the settlement process, however, such dialogue is only possible with respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria, said in an interview Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin.
“As for dialogue – I understand that in Damascus open to dialogue with all countries, with the Arab countries, where there is also a lot of problems. At the time the membership of Syria in the Arab League was suspended. But the dialogue needs to go on the basis that the interlocutors of Damascus recognized the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country. Without this dialogue difficult, if you don’t treat my interlocutor with respect. Without this dialogue is hardly possible,” said Vershinin.
“Of course, any understanding and finding common points between any country, be it US or someone else, and Syria, will only benefit. But again, this should be the case of these two parties and be based on respect for each other and the principles to which I said,” — he added.