Russian FM urges Rojava to negotiate with Syrian regime

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (File photo: Xinhua)

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SULAIMANI — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday (January 15) that his country wants to persuade Kurds in northeast Syria to negotiate with the Syrian government instead of depending on the US.

Lavrov said Moscow had contacted the president of the executive committee of the Syrian Democratic Council Ilham Ahmed and other administration officials to explain to them that they need to have serious meetings with Damascus about their living situation within the country.

He said the Syrian government has its own opinion on the Syrian Kurds and had not forgotten that the Kurds in the country were opposed to the government in the past.

Lavrov also said that the goal of diplomacy is to be able to put the past behind and establish a good relationship for the future.

(NRT Digital Media)