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)
July 19, 2018
PUTIN: WORK TO EXTEND NEW START TREATY SHOULD BE STARTED RIGHT NOW, OR OTHERWISE IT WILL CEASE TO EXIST IN 18 MONTHS
PUTIN: SUPPORTERS OF RUSSIA-U.S. BREAKUP, AMONG OTHER THINGS, NEGLECT INTERESTS OF ISRAEL IN CONNECTION WITH SITUATION ON GOLAN HEIGHTS
PUTIN: THERE ARE FORCES IN U.S. THAT CAN EASILY SACRIFICE RUSSIAN-U.S. RELATIONS FOR ADVANCING THEIR INTERESTS
PUTIN: PROBLEMS IN RUSSIA-U.S. RELATIONS ACCUMULATED OVER MANY YEARS CANNOT BE RESOLVED OVERNIGHT, BUT WORK HAS BEGUN
PUTIN: ALL OF RUSSIA'S ECONOMIC PROJECTS WITH EU, INCLUDING NORD STREAM 2, ARE PURELY COMMERCIAL, HAVE NO HIDDEN POLITICAL AGENDA
PUTIN: MEETING WITH TRUMP LED TO USEFUL AGREEMENTS, ALTHOGUH SOME FORCES IN U.S. ARE TRYING TO DISAVOW ITS RESULTS
Novatek hopes to be competitive in China with LNG produced in Far East
Russia to deploy Sarmat ICBMs as it decommissions Voyevoda ICBMs - Defense Ministry
PUTIN: OUR PARTNERS SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE DRAWING UKRAINE, GEORGIA INTO NATO ORBIT
PUTIN: RUSSIA TO RESPOND PROPORTIONATELY TO DEPLOYMENT OF NATO MILITARY BASES NEAR ITS BORDERS
PUTIN: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE JCPOA, PREVENT UNCONTROLLED INCREASE OF TENSIONS IN MIDDLE EAST
Moscow warns of dangers of full oil embargo on Iran
MICEX and RTS Indexes at 14:00 MSK
PUTIN: WE EXPECT THAT POSITIVE TRENDS IN KOREA SETTLEMENT PROCESS ACHIEVED, IN PARTICULAR, OWING TO TRUMP'S CONTRIBUTION, WILL BE DEVELOPED