Syria: Russia stresses expedition of peace conference

June 28, 2013 02:27

Russia on Thursday stressed the need to convene a proposed international conference on ending the Syrian civil war, Syrian state news agency SANA cited Moscow as saying.

According to a statement cited by SANA, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said importance had been placed on expediting the meeting to achieve a political settlement to the conflict during UN-brokered talks on Tuesday with the US and Russia on the issue.The United States and Russia are planning a "Geneva 2" peace conference between the opposition and Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, but diplomatic deadlock has grown.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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