MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia takes a stand in favor of the Kurds’ representative participation in the intra-Syrian talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday following meeting between presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Secretary General of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party in Syria Abdelhamid Darwish.
"Particular attention during the meeting was paid to the development of the situation in and around Syria with a focus on the task of launching sustainable UN-brokered negotiations between the Syrian government and the oppositions in accordance with Resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "Against this background, the two sides pointed to the need of the Kurds’ representative participation in the intra-Syrian negotiation process."