On February 20, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Political and Media Adviser to the President of Syria Bouthaina Shaaban, who is in Moscow to attend the Middle East conference of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

During the meeting, also attended by Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad, the parties discussed the developments concerning the situation in and around Syria, with a focus on the urgency of a political resolution of the Syrian crisis according to UNSC Resolution 2254.

The parties had a detailed exchange of opinions on the outcome of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress that took place in Sochi on January 30, and implementation of the decisions made at the congress.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation