MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated Russia's support on Tuesday for Lakhdar Brahimi, the new UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria.
During a meeting with Arab ambassadors and the mission of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Moscow, Lavrov reaffirmed Russia's stance in favor of a political settlement to end the Syrian crisis, and called for national dialogue and social consensus in the Middle East country without foreign interference.
Russia, along with Arab countries, would provide "all necessary assistance" to Brahimi's mission in Syria, Lavrov said.
Meanwhile, Moscow pressed for the consolidation of the international community for an early end to the violence in Syria and create conditions to start the peaceful solution "based on the implementation of resolution 2042 and 2043 of the UN Security Council and the Geneva communique reached by the Action Group," said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Monday also confirmed Russia's readiness to work with Brahimi.
On Tuesday, the new envoy visited refugee camps in Turkey's Hatay province near the Syrian border.
Prior to coming to Turkey, Brahimi attended a meeting in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, where the foreign ministers of Egypt, Turkey and Iran discussed political and humanitarian developments in Syria.