Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Jaberi-Ansari who is in Moscow is going to discuss the latest Syrian developments with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov.
Jaberi-Ansari also conferred on Syria with the EU Foreign Policy Deputy Chief Helga Schmid in Brussels on Wednesday during which the two sides discussed finding a political solution to Syria and other crises in the region.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always believed that there is no
political solution to regional crises, including the one in Syria. The
beneficiary countries in Syrian crisis should play a supporting and
facilitating role and devolve decision about Syrian future to Syrians,
so that unity, territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the
country are preserved without any foreign interference,” Jaberi-Ansari said during the meeting with Shcmid.
for her part, highlighted Iran’s constructive role in the region and
Syrian crisis, and called for further cooperation and consultation
between Iran and the EU regarding this issue.
"Our aim of talks
with the Islamic Republic of Iran as a key player in Syrian crisis is to
get access to grounds which can help terminate Syrian crisis through
ceasefire and reconstruction plans in this country. The plans can bring
an end to the long-lasting crisis with the assistance of the UN and
other players,” she said in the meeting.
A Syrian-Syrian conference for finding a political solution to the country is scheduled to be held in Astana on January 23.