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MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Russia’s presidential envoy on the Middle East and North Africa Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov will soon have a meeting with representative of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee.
"I hope, the meeting will take place one of these days," the deputy foreign minister told TASS on Saturday. "Now we are discussing place and time for it."
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a press briefing Russian Mikhail Bogdanov will hold consultations in Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt, on Thursday.
"Bogdanov will visit Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt on April 2-8 to hold consultations between the foreign ministries," she said. "I will specify the dates of visits to each of these countries later." Zakharova also said she would specify information on whether Bordanov would meet with representatives of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee (HNC).
Bogdanov earlier did not rule out that such a meeting could take place during his visit to the region. "In early April, I will visit the Gulf countries - Qatar, Kuwait and then Egypt. If there are some (HNC representatives - TASS) there, I will be glad to meet with them," he said. Meanwhile, HNC representatives noted they would welcome an invitation to contacts with Russia.