Italian Foreign Minister, Emma Bonino, stressed that there is no substitute for the political solution for the crisis in Syria, expressing support to the efforts exerted for holding Geneva 2 international conference on Syria.
in an interview with Russian Novosti News Agency, on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin\'s visit to Italy , Bonino said that Italy as well as Russia sees that there is no substitute for the political solution to the crisis in Syria therefore they support the efforts exerted for holding the Geneva 2 Conference.
The Italian Minister hailed the Russian-US agreement on the chemical weapons in Syria, asserting that her country will contribute in discarding these weapons.
She also called for offering assistance to the displaced Syrians.
Bonino also appreciated the continued dialogue between Russia and Italy regarding a number of issues including the issue of Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, particularly the crisis in Syria.