Syria - Q&A from the press briefing (25 Feb. 20)


Q: President Erdogan stated that “there is no total agreement” between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel on one hand and Vladimir Putin on the other. What are the chances for a quadripartite summit on Syria on March 5?

A: As noted by the Elysée, President Macron and Chancellor Merkel discussed the situation in Idlib by phone with President Putin followed by President Erdogan late last week.

They expressed their concerns over the catastrophic humanitarian situation of the civilian population of Idlib and urged them not to block humanitarian access. They called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and underscored the need to find a political solution to the crisis.