Last updated: 4 February, 2012

Russian Foreign Minister to visit Syria to seek political solution

A visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Damascus Tuesday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad is aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria, Lavrov’s deputy said Saturday.

“The visit by minister Lavrov and the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (Mikhail) Fradkov to Damascus confirms the firm intention of obtaining a political solution to the conflict,” Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov wrote on Twitter.