"A big agreement is being prepared": why Lavrov flew to Syria for the first time in 8 years

The last time Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov paid a visit to Damascus was 8 years ago. The new diplomatic voyage can be compared to the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron in Lebanon, after the explosion in the port of Beirut in early August 2020, writes the Lebanese online publication Al Modon.

Lavrov's visit suggests that Moscow has an action plan on the Syrian issue and the minister arrived to acquaint Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with it. Perhaps a large agreement with the participation of opposition forces is being prepared for signing. Damascus is unlikely to be able to get away from the Russian "road map" and the Syrian authorities will have to do everything that is written there, otherwise Syria risks losing Moscow's support. In fact, Lavrov flew in to bring Assad to his knees, bringing him certain demands from Moscow. Likewise, Macron dictated terms politicians Lebanon after a tragic explosion.

Russia is entering the era of colonialism, it wants to conclude a comprehensive deal on Syria and does not want to focus exclusively on the military sphere. Lavrov's words at the final press conference just recall the echoes of a seemingly bygone era. At the same time, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Yuri Borisov reported on the signing of a whole heap of agreements, primarily related to the economy... Without a doubt, all these agreements will benefit Moscow exclusively.

It should be noted that the Syrian leadership was not very enthusiastic about this visit. State media covered it little, and the Russians were not met at the airport by the most senior officials. The bulk of the information became known thanks to the Syrian opposition, which was very pleased with the talks with the Russians in Geneva.

In addition, Syria is not on the list of priority countries for Washington. American voters are not interested in this country at all. Therefore, US President Donald Trump is seeking to conclude a deal with Moscow on Syria. At the same time, Tehran does not hide the fact that they want Trump to lose in the elections. Iran wants Joe Biden to come to power in the United States and then between Washington and Tehran the "Obama era 2: 0" will begin, the newspaper concludes.
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 10 September 2020 10: 01
    the diplomatic voyage can be compared with the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Lebanon, after the explosion in the port of Beirut in early August 2020

    Yes, it is only obvious that the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry did not come to the SAR not for the purpose of provocation, like Macron.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 September 2020 10: 47
    And, to believe some Lebanese from the Internet - not to respect their own.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 September 2020 11: 11
      So why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation does not inform its citizens about the actions and policies being pursued (as is done in other countries, starting from the United States ...), they do not report as usual and citizens are held for silent "cattle" ... As Academician S. Glazyev said, we have in the Russian Federation "criminal feudalism" ...
      1. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
        BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) 10 September 2020 14: 51
        Vladimir, and I see, you just want to God - Caesar:?)
      2. Volga073 Offline Volga073
        Volga073 (MIKLE) 11 September 2020 10: 37
        Diplomacy, uncle, is like a game of chess, not a giveaway in checkers.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 September 2020 13: 01
          Volga073. When all the pieces on the chessboard have been "eaten" by the opponent, it looks like a game of chess giveaway. The Russian Federation has no allies left, all its former allies have become enemies, and even Armenia is leaving the Russian Federation - this is how the Russian Foreign Ministry looks like ... Mishenka, take care of your own wisdom ...
      3. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
        Rashid116 (Rashid) 11 September 2020 21: 28
        Weird question. Look at these endured around. This no longer surprises me. I'm just having fun with these grudges. I will write something in a sharp tone and observe))).
  3. galina nazarenko (Nazarenko Galina) 10 September 2020 12: 28
    The purpose of the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov is to assist in the creation of a single state in Syria and the development of its Constitution.
    Prior to that, at the end of August, Moscow provided a negotiating platform for representatives of the Kurds and representatives of the Will of the People party, expressing the point of view of Syrian President Assad, to develop a joint position on the issue of unification. At the same time, the Russian side did not participate in the negotiations.
    Most of the territory of Syria is controlled by the Syrian People's Army, 25% are Kurds, 10% of the territory in the north is occupied by Turkey.
    The task is to unite the territories controlled by the Syrian People's Army and the Kurds into a single state, to create an impressive 90% advantage against 10%. The fate of 10% is a question of the future.
    In addition, the world is in the process of forming new global zones of economic and political influence. The timing depends on the results of the US elections. If Trump wins the election, then the process will actively develop in the fall (October-November).
    Syria, according to the logic of recent events, should enter the Russian zone. And in this process, Syria should be represented as an independent state with a Constitution. Therefore, the problem of the future of Syria and Russia is a common problem of the two states.
    1. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
      BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) 10 September 2020 14: 49
      Do you want to say that now there is no single state in Syria :?) And what other states are there then on its territory?)) Rather, the purpose of Lavrov's visit is to create a union state of the Russian Federation and Syria :)) So you look, in 30 years they will start revision of the agreements reached today :))
    2. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
      Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 10 September 2020 19: 49
      The data on which part is controlled by the Assad regime is very contradictory. A united Syrian state led by Assad is a utopia. Kurds insist on creating an independent state. I admit that formally they can enter Syria, like the Serbian Krajina to Bosnia. The publication does not indicate the specific goals of the visit. It is not clear how the interests of such interested players as Israel, Iran, Turkey, Kurds will be corrected. For example, Israel will under no circumstances allow the strengthening of Iran in Syria. And for all the Arab neighbors of Syria - there is no beast worse than a cat (Iran). Lavrov will not decide anything on a united Syria. Not the same layout of cards in the territory called Syria for old times. But the partition of Syria is not excluded. Kurds and Turks will not mind. Israel - with the reservation of guaranteeing the security of its northern borders. Iran will have to make room.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 September 2020 15: 27
    "A big agreement is being prepared": why Lavrov flew to Syria for the first time in 8 years

    - Yes, it's just funny ... and sad at the same time ...
    - After all, Russia is not dealing with a European state ... - sat down; decided to agree ...; and with the Arab, fragmented into zones of influence and leading a long-term war, the country ...
    - An Arab country, where only force and volitional decisions are recognized ... - this is for the Arabs ... - and logic, and justice, and creation ...
    - And Russia is still trying to persuade someone, sit down at the table, make an offer ...
    - Here, personally, I have already written more than once about the need to create a Russian powerful military fortification of the region in Syria ... - Instead, Russia has a very weak base in Syria, which the same Arabs (who recognize only force) can easily fire from cheesy short-range primitive weapons ...
    - Today Russia is taking steps to build up its military presence; but this is done extremely slowly ...
    - Well ... and ... what can we talk about ... - the result ... - only such empty talk ...
  5. Elena Ushkova Offline Elena Ushkova
    Elena Ushkova (Elena Ushkova) 10 September 2020 19: 13
    All this nonsense is clearly written by the pro-American Lebanese media.
  6. KNF Offline KNF
    KNF (KNF) 11 September 2020 09: 55
    The purpose of the visit is to prevent the creation of a Kurdish state in the former territory of Syria and preserve its integrity. Kurds are waiting for Biden to win the US elections.
  7. Bitter Truths Offline Bitter Truths
    Bitter Truths (Roman Malygin) 12 September 2020 01: 29
    Well, well, no need to pull on a Sshan jacket on Russia! ) Russia does not bring anyone to their knees and does not conduct colonial policy. Helping and saving, despite constant cases of reciprocal ingratitude, is, yes, our nationality.