Ex-Russian MP’s suspected assassin’s ‘double’ pops up in UkraineWorld March 24, 16:59
Photos of the week: Putin at the theater, Trump behind the wheel and Erdogan playing ballSociety & Culture March 24, 16:39
Legendary Soviet test pilot Mikoyan passes away at 94Military & Defense March 24, 16:22
Russian Aerospace Force received 16 Su-34 fighter bombers in 2016Military & Defense March 24, 16:06
Russian diplomat notes ultimatums cause Syrian opposition to suffer defeatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 24, 15:46
Putin and Le Pen did not talk about National Front's financing — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 24, 15:07
Kremlin expects ex-Duma member’s murder to be investigated thoroughlyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 24, 15:05
Putin backs Russian Central Bank's key rate cut and regulator’s strategyBusiness & Economy March 24, 14:45
Vatican museums make exception for Tretyakov Gallery exhibitionSociety & Culture March 24, 14:41
GENEVA, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian delegation will meet with two groups of the Syrian opposition in Geneva and will have a bilateral meeting with the U.S. side, Russian president’s Middle East envoy and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday upon arrival to Geneva.
“There will be a meeting with the Syria opposition. Representatives from two opposition groups will come from Paris, namely Haytham Manna of Syria's National Coordination Committee, who leads an external wing of this influential and patriotically-minded opposition organization. We shall meet with him tomorrow,” he said.
“Another opposition group will come to meet with us. We shal share our impressions later,” he noted. “So far, it is too early to name it.”
“It will expand our view of the situation, of the attitudes of the Syrian opposition,” the Russian diplomat noted. “We have always said that we want the conference to have a maximal representation of the Syrian opposition. That is why the Geneva communiqu· and the agreements with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has a provision that all Syrian opposition groups that enjoy influence in Syrian society and on the Syrian situation must be represented.”
“WE will have a separate meeting with Americans,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov added.