Russia Organizing Syrian National Dialogue Forum Meet In Moscow

Press release on the meeting between Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, and a delegation of the Syrian National Dialogue Forum
2825-09-12-2014

On 9 December, Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, met with a delegation of the Syrian National Dialogue Forum, which has arrived in Moscow. There was an exchange of opinions about the situation in Syria, with a focus on the outlook for the progress of the inter-Syrian dialogue, based on the Geneva Communique, dated 30 June 2012.

The Russian side reiterated its proposal for Moscow as a platform for contacts between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition as a step in the interest of invigorating the political settlement of the Syria conflict. Support was expressed for the peace efforts by Staffan de Mistura, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Syria, including the idea of a so-called local freeze.

9 December 2014