Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Monday that only Syrian government troops should have a presence on Syria's southern border.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Moscow with Jose Condungua Pacheco, his counterpart from Mozambique, Lavrov said: "Of course, the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces must be carried out on a mutual basis, this should be a two-way street."

"The result of this work which should continue and is continuing should be a situation when representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic's army stand at Syria's border with Israel," Lavrovsaid.

A source familiar with the situation told Sputnik that control over the southern borders of Syria, including the al-Tanf area, will be handed over to the government forces of Syria after the Paris talks.