The progress in the solution of the Syrian conflict is only possible if all sides are involved in the negotiations. Karin Kneissl, the Austrian foreign minister said so at a briefing before the EU foreign ministers session in Luxembourg.
'We should be talking to everyone. One cannot say that certain sides, certain persons are not allowed to participate in the negotiation', she claimed.
The Austrian official added that her government's position remains the same, which is to save the basis for discussion - both in and outside the EU.
She also announced she is to visit Moscow for negotiations with the Russian side on Thursday; the officials will discuss the latest developments in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal framework.
As is known, on April 13, the U.S., France and the UK landed missile strikes on Syria - in response to the reported use of the chemical weaponry in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian government denied any involvement in the attack that claimed at least 70 lives.