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11 August 201716:50

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Louay Hussein, leader of the Building the Syrian State movement

1507-11-08-2017

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On August 11, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Louay Hussein, leader of the Building the Syrian State movement.

The parties discussed the emerging situation in Syria and related developments. Mr Hussein offered his views and assessments regarding the current stage in the Syrian settlement process, including matters related to enhancing the role of civil society and its contribution to normalisation “on the ground.”

The Russian side reaffirmed its principled position in support of Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and stressed the need for further consolidating the cessation of hostilities, improving the functioning of the de-escalation zones, building up humanitarian assistance, and expediting the political settlement of the Syrian crisis based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254.  

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