ARAF to check information from new ARD film on doping in Russian sportSport January 22, 22:47
All countries observe oil output cuts agreement — Russian energy ministerBusiness & Economy January 22, 16:59
Rogozin calls "dangerous incident" UK botched missile launchRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 22, 16:32
Medvedev calls United Russia ruling party, president's main resourceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 22, 16:27
Mutko calls silly information Infantino asks him not to run for RFU headSport January 22, 16:24
Seven parties to participate in Syrian talksWorld January 22, 9:54
Russia’s Pavlyuchenkova reaches Australian Open quarterfinalsSport January 22, 7:19
IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Russia hopes that Syrian opposition figures will accept an invitation to participate in a proposed meeting in Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday.
“We have sent 25-30 invitations to the opposition representatives,” said Bogdanov, who is a presidential envoy on the Middle East and Africa.
The diplomat said Russia expects that the opposition figures will communicate with each other and the representatives of Syria’s authorities and launch a political dialogue in an effort to end the confrontation.
Bogdanov said Russia’s partners support Moscow’s proposal, calling it “useful and timely.”
The latest high-level talks on Syria’s future, known as the Geneva 2, took place almost a year ago. Since then, no steps have been taken to resume the inter-Syrian contacts, he said.
The unrest in Syria, which began in the early spring of 2011, has so far killed nearly 200,000 people and injured one million, according to the United Nations figures.