Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Emmanuel Bonne, Director of the Private Office of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
On May 15, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Emmanuel Bonne, Director of the Private Office of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France who is paying a working visit to Moscow.
During the meeting, which was also attended by Ambassador of France to Russia Sylvie-Agnes Bermann, the officials laid emphasis on a package of issues related to settlement of the Syrian crisis, including humanitarian relief for the Syrian population. They stressed the need to launch as soon as possible inclusive inter-Syrian negotiations based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254. The diplomats reaffirmed the commitments by Paris and Moscow to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.