MID                  28/02/2017

On February 28, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, the Syrian government delegation led by Bashar Jaafari, Randa Kassis, the leader of the Movement of the Pluralistic Society, and a number of European special representatives for Syria.

The parties held a detailed exchange of opinions on all aspects of the Syrian settlement.

The Russian representative confirmed his country’s principled position on all aspects of the Syrian political process and voiced support for an agenda of the talks based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254, as suggested by Mr Staffan de Mistura. Mr Gatilov emphasised the need to pay due attention during the talks to the fight against terrorism, as provided for by UN Security Council Resolution 2254. He noted that real progress towards a Syrian settlement was only possible if the entire spectrum of the Syrian opposition was represented in the intra-Syrian dialogue.