MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and US Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney discussed the settlement of the situation in Syria and fight against terrorism in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after consultations.
"The sides exchanged opinions on a wide range of issues connected with efforts to facilitate the soonest political and diplomatic settlement of the Syrian crisis and tasks of effectively fighting against the terrorist threat," the foreign ministry said.
US Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney will visit Saudi Arabia on August 29. After that, he will hold consultations in Geneva with UN Special Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Ratney was appointed as US Special Envoy for Syria at the end of July.