Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Bogdanov, Syrian ambassador discuss settlement for republic's crisis
MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with Syrian Ambassador Riad Haddad in Moscow on Saturday to discuss the strengthening of bilateral cooperation and a Syrian crisis settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on its website.
"The meeting focused on the problem of a Syrian settlement including Syria's socio-economic reconstruction and the creation of conditions for returning refugees and internally displaced people. In this context, [the diplomats] examined pressing issues concerning further strengthening of Russian-Syrian wide-ranging cooperation," the statement said.