Moscow (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Moscow would like to see the Geneva communique reached by the major world powers on Syria be implemented.

Lavrov, speaking with the head of a Syrian opposition delegation visiting Moscow, said Russia insists on ending violence in Syria as soon as possible and starting a political dialogue among all political factions.

Meanwhile, Russia would like to see the fulfillment of the agreements reached in Geneva by the action group for Syria on June 30, Lavrov said.

Michel Kilo, the Syrian opposition figure, said the mounting conflicts in his country are impeding the talks between the government and the opposition.

Syria has turned into "an arena for an international conflict," which left no place for political dialogues, he said.

Kilo said his group supports the idea of an intra-Syria dialogue, while the Syrian government felt "unsatisfied" with their demand, Itar-Tass quoted him as saying.

Lavrov said Russia has been actively working with the Syrian government and different opposition groups to implement a peace plan brokered by UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan.

Lavrov said that Moscow believes that the crisis should be solved by the Syrian people themselves.

The Geneva accord called for the formation of a transitional government in Syria, but did not stipulate the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.

The meeting marked the first consensus among super powers regarding the Syrian issue. That was despite under-the-hood differences that were leaked to the media such as how Russia had managed to make the new approach more balanced after the United States had demanded the departure of Assad a common ground for the Geneva talks. (*)

Editor: Kunto Wibisono
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