Russian and Syrian diplomats discuss launch of inter-Syrian negotiations

Deputy Foreign Minister Bogdanov met with Syrian Ambassador Haddad

Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, has met with Syrian Ambassador to Moscow, Riad Haddad, to discuss prospects for negotiations between the Syrian authorities and the opposition.

"During the meeting, [the sides] exchanged opinions on the development of the situation inside and around Syria, with an emphasis on the task of the soonest political resolution of the Syrian crisis. Much attention was given to the launch of inclusive negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a report released on Jan. 14.

In addition, the sides discussed practical aspects of Russian-Syrian cooperation in the economic and humanitarian fields, the ministry said.

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