No ceasefire agreement reached at Lausanne meeting on Syria - Turkish FM
Ministerial meeting on Syria in Lausanne, Switzerland has not resulted in a ceasefire agreement, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, TRT Haber reported.
"We have informally exchanged views on the situation in Syria, although we have not reached any specific ceasefire agreement. But it was not supposed to happen," Cavusoglu said in an interview with the TRT Haber broadcaster.
He also noted that there were divided views among the meeting participants with respect to what should be done first — to achieve ceasefire or to separate terrorist groups from moderate opposition.
"Everyone, including the Turkish side, shared their views and proposals on how to achieve the truce and to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo. First of all one needs to achieve a ceasefire but the fight against the Daesh terrorist group must be continued," the minister said.
The foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Qatar took part in the talks on the Syrian settlement.