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Syrian Kurdistan’s representative office to open in Moscow next week

February 05, 13:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The representative office will advocate the interests of Kurds who live in Russia and Syria
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MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. A representative office of Syrian Kurdistan is due to open in Moscow on February 10, the chairman of the Council of the Federal National-Cultural Kurdish Autonomy said on Friday.

"This will be a representative office of the NGO that has no functions of an embassy," Farhat Patiev said.

The representative office will advocate the interests of Kurds who live in Russia and Syria, he said, adding that many of them are not Syrian citizens.

Some 250,000 Kurds, the largest ethnic minority in Syria, currently live in Russia.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry earlier told TASS the opening of the Kurds’ representative office is not envisaged by the Russian legislation. Their interests are advocated by the diplomats from the embassies of Syria and Iraq.

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