Iran, Azerbaijan share common views on ending Syria crisis
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran and Azerbaijan support political solution to end the crisis in the region, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
After meeting Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Tehran Feb. 23, Rouhani said Iran and Azerbaijan share common views on the necessity of ending crisis in the region and Syria through political solutions, Trend correspondent reported from the event venue.
Both presidents called for expansion of security and intelligence cooperation against extremism, according to Rouhani.
A UN Security Council resolution was approved last December on peace process in Syria. Under the resolution, Syrian government and opposition groups should attend peace talks to find a solution to put an end to the crisis.
Meanwhile, during a February meeting in Germany, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) discussed "cessation of hostilities" in Syria and implementation of a ceasefire.
So far, the talks between Syrian government and opposition groups haven't yielded any positive results, with both sides blaming each other for the collapse of the talks.
Over 250,000 people have died and at least 11 million have been displaced in Syria, since the crisis broke out in 2011.