Russia for direct negotiations between Morocco, Polisario Front

Moscow, Feb 19, 2018 (SPS) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed support for direct negotiations between Morocco and Polisario Front for the resolution of Western Sahara conflict.

"Russia supports direct negotiations between the two parties to Western Sahara conflict, the Kingdom of Morocco and Polisario Front," Lavrov told a press conference held jointly with Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

The Russian Foreign minister also expressed views on some crises and conflicts, especially in Syria, Libya and Mali.

In this regard, he noted a convergence of views between Algeria and Russia on these issues, particularly regarding the need to promote political solutions to these crises, without any foreign interference and with respect for the right of people to self-determination.

In this respect, Lavrov underlined the need to strengthen the role of the United Nations in preserving and promoting international peace and security. (SPS)