Lavrov met with Brahimi in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN/Arab League Envoy to Libya Lakhdar Brahimi met in Moscow on Saturday, an Interfax correspondent reported.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said earlier that Russia planned during the meeting "to discuss the entire range of issues related to a political-diplomatic settlement in Syria, including Mr. Brahimi\'s latest efforts aimed at stopping violence and launching a comprehensive national dialogue in this country between the government and the opposition."

Before going to Moscow, Brahimi visited Syria, where he met with President Bashar al-Assad and opposition members.

A number of media outlets reported earlier that Brahimi had brought some settlement plan to Syria, which, in particular, envisions the establishment of a transition government and presumes that Assad would remain in power until the next presidential elections but would not run for reelection anymore.

Brahimi himself said the Geneva agreements provide for enough ideas to resolve the Syria crisis and that he himself had not yet come up with a final settlement plan for Syria.

A Syrian delegation led by First Deputy Foreign Minister Feisal Muqdad met with top-ranking Russian Foreign Ministry officials last week.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said following these meetings that Muqdad had informed Lavrov about Brahimi's latest contacts in Damascus and about the recent developments in Syria.

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