The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation   12/01/2016

On January 12, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with Randa Kassis, the leader of the Syrian opposition Movement for a Pluralistic Society. The call was initiated by the Syrian side.

The parties reiterated the need for an early political settlement in the Syrian crisis through an inclusive intra-Syrian negotiating process in keeping with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.