16 May 201721:02

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov’s meetings on the sidelines of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva


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On May 16, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov held consultations with the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic’s Government, led  by Bashar al-Jaafari, and with representatives of the Moscow bloc of the Syrian opposition on the sidelines of the intra-Syrian talks held in Geneva.

The parties exchanged opinions on how intra-Syrian talks under UN auspices were proceeding and also discussed their prospects.

The Russian side reaffirmed the need for a constructive discussion by the parties of all items of the previously agreed agenda of the talks, including the fight against terrorism and the beginning of a constitutional dialogue. The parties praised the role of Russia in the search for ways of resolving the Syrian crisis and voiced their readiness to maintain regular multi-format contacts with Russian representatives.

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