British Prime Minister David Cameron has acknowledged the difference in views between Russia and the UK on how to solve the crisis in Syria.
Speaking after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, Cameron said there was “no secret” that London and Moscow still had “differing views on how best to handle the situation. ” The British premier also added that despite the differences, the two countries had a common goal to stop the conflict in the Arab country. This comes as Britain has played a major role in fanning the flames of unrest in the Arab country by arming and training militants fighting against the Syrian government. Currently, the UK government has stepped up efforts to lift a European Union(EU) arms embargo on foreign - backed militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al - Assad. The meeting also came ahead of the next summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations(G8), which Cameron will be hosting in Northern Ireland on June 17-18. Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government security forces and army personnel, have been killed in the violence. Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.