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MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The meeting in Astana has become a prerequisite to the intra-Syrian talks, according to Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad who had talks in Moscow initiated by the ambassador.
"During the meeting the sides exchanged views about the developments concerning Syria amid the results of the international meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana, which is a favorable prerequisite to establishing UN-sponsored inclusive intra-Syrian negotiations process in Geneva," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on its website on Saturday.
"Certain practical issues related to multifaceted cooperation between Russia and Syria were also discussed," the report said.