4 Dec 2018 10:08

It doesn't matter to Moscow where new Russia-Germany-France-Turkey summit on Syria may be held - Peskov

MOSCOW. Dec 4 (Interfax) - Russia stands ready to attend the next round of four-party Syria talks involving Germany, France and Turkey, the newspaper Izvestia reported on Tuesday, citing Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

The leaders of Russia, Turkey, Germany, and France may meet in the near future, the newspaper said.

"It does not matter which of the sides organizes it, Dmitry Peskov said when asked about such a summit's venue. Rather, the main aspect we need to focus on is the very possibility of holding it," it said.

"Its place is not important. It is its format that is important," Peskov told Izvestia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came up with an initiative at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to convene another summit to discuss Syria's Idlib.

Istanbul hosted a Russia-Germany-France-Turkey summit on Syria on October 27.