MID             12/12/2016

On December 12th, M.L Bogdanov, special representative of the President of the Federation of Russia for the Near East and countries of Africa and Vice-Minister of Russian Foreign Affairs, welcomed Randa Kassis, President of the “Movement for a Pluralistic Society”, the Syrian opposition movement. During the discussion, there was an exchange of opinions on the military-political situation which is taking shape in Syria, and especially in the North concerning Russia’s efforts to make the humanitarian circumstances easier in Alep. The two parties confirmed the main position in favor of a most rapid resumption of inclusive inter-Syrian dialogue, the goal being to settle the Syrian crisis on the basis of Resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council, and corresponding decisions of the International Support Group of Syria and of the Geneva Communiqué of June 30, 2012.