Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (30.05.18)

Q - Have you been able to establish the coordination mechanism between the Astana process to resolve the Syrian conflict and the “small group”? If so, is a meeting expected to take place in the near future?

A - President Macron and President Putin agreed in St. Petersburg on the establishment of a bilateral coordination mechanism in order to have an agenda for parallel but common discussions for the “small group” and the Astana group.

Our goal is to establish dialogue between these two groups and to “build together the convergences that will make a political solution to the Syrian crisis possible.”

We are continuing our discussions with Russia and our “small group” partners, both with respect to the practical implementation of this mechanism and the concrete issues it will address.