Moscow and Paris favor total elimination of chemical weapons in Syria

Moscow and Paris favor total elimination of chemical weapons in Syria

France and Russia are in favor of the complete elimination of chemical weapons in Syria in accordance with the obligations assumed by countries earlier, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Le Drian noted that one of the principal tasks is the fight against terrorism. "In Syria we are confronted with a common enemy - terrorism, where we pursue the same goal - peace," the minister said. "These are national security issues for France and Russia."

"We have some disagreements on some issues, we admit them, but in such issues as the use of chemical weapons, our two countries are strongly opposed to that. We are committed to the complete elimination of all chemical weapons storage facilities in accordance with the obligations assumed earlier," TASS cited the French top diplomat as saying.

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