The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation         03/03/2016

On February 2, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met with Bashar Ja’afari, Head of the Syrian Government’s delegation, representatives of the democratic and secular Syrian opposition Qadri Jamil, Randa Kassis and Heisam Manaa, as well as Ambassador Fu Cong, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN, on the sidelines of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva. The above conducted a detailed discussion of issues related to the intra-Syrian talks and filling them with substantive content.

The Russian side underscored the need to represent the entire Syrian opposition during the dialogue and the imperative nature of implementing all provisions of the Vienna documents of the International Syria Support Group and Resolution No. 2254 of the UN Security Council.

Mr Gatilov also exchanged opinions on the course and prospects of the intra-Syrian negotiating process with Anwar Abdul-Hadi, Director of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation in Damascus.