Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (18.09.18)


Q – Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in the Idlib area to separate government forces and rebels. How do you assess the results of the two leaders’ meeting in Sochi?

A – France takes note of this announcement, whose terms must still be specified by the Russian and Turkish parties.

In the immediate term, we are focusing our attention on an effective cessation of hostilities and the free and unfettered access of humanitarian aid in Idlib which houses three million civilians, half of whom are already internally displaced persons and two-thirds of whom depend on international aid.