2015-11-03 16:39:00

Lavrov confirms Moscow interested in OIC joining talks on Syria

Moscow, November 3, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Iyad Madani discussed by phone OIC participation in the 'Vienna process' on Syria.

"The Russian side said with confidence that it is expedient to join the efforts [to promote the settlement of the Syrian crisis in Vienna] by the OIC leadership as an organization uniting all Muslims and all currents in the religion of Islam. It was agreed to work on concrete aspects of OIC involvement in the 'Vienna process'," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Madani also offered condolences over the crash of the Russian airliner in Egypt.