MOSCOW, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Russia said Thursday that it welcomes U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest proposals on the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenals.
"We actively support proposals of the U.N. secretary-general, which go in line with the Security Council Resolution 2118 and the corresponding decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told news briefing.
Ban on Monday proposed a 100-people team to achieve the timely elimination of Syria's chemical weapons. He also proposed the establishment of a joint OPCW/U.N. mission to verify the destruction in accordance with Resolution 2118 unanimously adopted by the U.N. Security Council.
The Security Council is expected to approve the parameters of the joint mission on Thursday.
Lukashevich said Russia has sent its list of 13 inspectors to participate in the OPCW mission in Syria. "Russia is ready to assist the OPCW technical secretariat," he said.
Lukashevich also highlighted Moscow's position that the Syrian opposition delegation at the Geneva II conference should not consist solely of National Coalition representatives.
"This would not reflect the entire spectrum of the opposition forces both in Syria and abroad," the spokesman said.
There are other opposition groups in Syria, including the National Coordination Committee and Kurdish Supreme Council, which offer "sober" proposals about the start of a nationwide dialogue, he said.