November 14, 2017 22:06
Russian diplomats, de Mistura discuss preparation for Syrian national dialogue congress
MOSCOW. Nov 14 (Interfax) - Russia provided the necessary explanations for the preparation of a Syrian national dialogue congress to be held in Sochi during consultations held in Geneva by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and the Foreign Ministry's special representative for the Middle East, Sergei Vershinin, with the UN Secretary-General's envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura.
"A deepened exchange of views was held on the question of intensifying the political process of settling the Syrian crisis. The Russian side provided the necessary explanations for the Syrian national dialogue congress planned in Sochi. It was stressed that this initiative is aimed at the swift launch of a direct, inclusive negotiating process between the Syrian government and various opposition groups, as well as representatives from the widest strata of Syrian society," the Foreign Ministry said on its website on Tuesday.
"It was noted that the idea of the national dialogue congress is in line with UN Security Council Resolution N2254 and is meant to reinforce the Geneva consultations," the ministry said.
"The parties agreed on the need to pool efforts to intensify the political process, with an emphasis on drafting and approving a new constitution and holding elections, as well as resolving the humanitarian problems of the Syrian population for the purpose of a swift and efficient settlement of the Syrian crisis," the ministry said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 22, 2018
Egyptian satellite's launch from Plesetsk cosmodrome scheduled for October 2018 - source
Russian Defense Ministry says its website came under massive DDOS-attack during online voting for new weapon's name (Part 2)
Ukrainian security officers searching Azovkabel offices amid claims it supplied products for Russian submarines illegally
Man hospitalized from Murmansk residential house gas blast site confessed he wanted to commit suicide - Russian Investigative Committee
Russian Defense Ministry says its website came under massive DDOS-attack during online voting for new weapon's name
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY SAYS ITS WEBSITE CAME UNDER MASSIVE DDOS-ATTACK FROM WESTERN EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, AND UKRAINE DURING ONLINE VOTING TO CHOOSE NAMES FOR NEW RUSSIAN WEAPONS
Ex-State Duma MP Varshavsky charged with misappropriating 2.5 bln rubles arrested
Burevestnik, Poseydon, Peresvet win online competition to name new Russian weapon systems (Part 2)
Leaders of Austria, Algeria, Iraq, Mexico, other counties congratulate Putin on winning presidential election
Russia has more weapons than Putin announced - Defense Ministry (Part 2)
Russia has responses to all known types of U.S. weapons - deputy defense minister (Part 2)
Putin discusses 'London's unfriendly steps' with Russian Security Council permanent members - Peskov (Part 2)
Russia provides military-technical assistance to CAR - Foreign Ministry (Part 2)