Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with China’s Special Envoy for the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng
On June 20, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with China’s Special Envoy for the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng on the sidelines of the BRICS consultative meeting on the Middle East and North Africa in Pretoria.
The officials held a trust-based exchange of views on the political settlement process in Syria with an emphasis on the need to respect the country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity. They also stressed the importance of consolidating international efforts to implement Security Council Resolution 2254, as well as the decisions approved within the framework of the Astana process and following the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.
Moscow and Beijing confirmed their shared intention to continue closely coordinating their approaches and practical steps in a national capacity and within BRICS to contribute to the peace, security and development of the Middle East and North Africa.