Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
Photos of the week: Trump in front of Lincoln, Miss Universe beauties and icy plungesSociety & Culture January 20, 18:21
MOSCOW, November 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia welcomes Damascus’s readiness to take part in an international peace conference Geneva II without preconditions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after the meeting on Monday.
The meeting brought together Russian presidential envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and the Syrian governmental delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad and presidential advisor Busein Shaaban.
“They had a comprehensive exchange of opinions on the situation in Syria, including its humanitarian aspect. A focus was placed on the preparation for the international conference Geneva II,” the ministry said.
“The Russian side expressed satisfaction with Damascus’s readiness that had been repeatedly confirmed to take constructive part in this forum without any preconditions and the intention announced by the Syrian representatives to further improve interaction between Syria’s authorities, international humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations to ease sufferings of Syria’s civilian population caused by the continuing armed confrontation in Syria,” the ministry said.
The Syrian delegation “highly appreciated Russia’s efforts aimed at providing assistance to the soonest possible political settlement of the crisis in Syria,” the ministry said.