Syria

Russia Says Syria Will Attend Peace Conference

Washington and Moscow planning the meeting

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Russia said the Syrian Government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference proposed jointly by Moscow and Washington and criticised efforts to undermine peace efforts.

"We note with satisfaction that Damascus has confirmed to us its readiness in principle to participate in the international conference, in the interest of Syrians themselves finding a political path to resolve the conflict, which has been devastating for the nation and the region," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement on Friday.