Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the reactions to the meeting held in Moscow between the Syrian government and opposition groups were positive, noting that a number of opposition figures who didn’t participate in the meeting voiced their interest in taking part in the next meeting.

During a press conference for the foreign ministers of the RIC (Russia, India, and China) group on Monday, Lavrov said that the positive reactions to the meeting came not only from the sides who participated in it, but from other opposition figures who for one reason or another didn’t attend the meeting, and they said that they wanted to be invited to any similar meetings held in the future.

He said that the principles specified in the meeting were agreed upon by the attending opposition groups, so there’s a slim hope that this will help launch a peaceful process that encompasses all Syrians on the basis of the Geneva 1 communiqué.

Lavrov added that Russia will continue discussions with its international partners, the countries neighboring Syria, and Egypt to help realize a unified position for the opposition.

During the conference, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed the need to unite efforts to maintain stability in the region, while Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that there’s no justification for terrorism or funding and supporting it.

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