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GENEVA, July 28. /TASS/. Syrian President Bashar Assad has sent an invitation to UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy who plans to visit Damascus on July 30, Russian Ambassador to UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said on Thursday.
"According to the information received by the Russian permanent representative, Bashar Assad sent an invitation on July 24 to UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, who plans to visit Damascus on July 30 to discuss ways of possible political settlement of the crisis in the country," Borodavkin said.
"President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad is ready to consider proposals on normalizing the situation in the country put forward by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura," he noted.
"Only political transition process, with participation of moderate opposition in reforming state institutions, will allow to achieve ceasefire and settle the inter-Syrian conflict," he added.
"The latest statement of the Russian Defense Ministry about establishing humanitarian corridors to deliver supplies to Aleppo and Geneva meeting between Russian and US experts devoted to stepping up joint fight against Jebhat al-Nusra and Daesh (terrorist organizations banned in Russia), together with reports on Damascus’ readiness to consider proposals on normalizing the situation in Syria put forward by de Mistura, give grounds to hope for progress on all tracks of Syrian settlement," the diplomat concluded.