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MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. The inter-Syrian consultations in Moscow are being discussed, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told TASS on Monday.
"Preparations are underway to hold inter-Syrian consultations in Moscow," the diplomat said. "We hope that these meetings will take place," he added.
On November 3 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said that the meeting between the Syrian government and the opposition may take place in the Russian capital the following week. "We will invite the broad specter of the opposition. Talking about the Syrian government, they are always ready, there are no problems here," Bpgdanov said.
Inter-Syrian conferences Moscow I and Moscow II were held in January and April 2015.
As yet there is no information about Damascus' participation in the meeting in Vienna due on November 14, Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told TASS on Monday.
"There is no information about participation of the official Syrian delegation in a meeting in Vienna on November 14," he said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of information and media told TASS on Monday "the second ministerial meeting on Syria is being coordinated."
A diplomatic source told TASS earlier that the meeting will be held most likely on November 14. China also said that Beijing plans to join the talks in Vienna on November 14.
However, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said last week that the next ministerial meeting on Syria will take place in the Austrian capital on November 12.
On October 29, a four-party meeting took place in Vienna between Russia, US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on the settlement of the Syrian crisis. On October 30, the discussion was joined by other countries and organizations — 19 in total. A final document of nine points was adopted after the meeting.
The communique said that "the participants invited the UN to convene representatives of the Government of Syria and the Syrian opposition for a political process leading to credible, inclusive, non-sectarian governance, followed by a new constitution and elections. These elections must be administered under UN supervision to the satisfaction of the governance and to the highest international standards of transparency and accountability, free and fair, with all Syrians, including the diaspora, eligible to participate."