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MOSCOW, November 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow welcomes Damascus’s intention to send its delegation to the Geneva II international conference on Syria without preconditions, the Foreign Ministry said after talks between the Russian president’s special envoy to the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syrian ambassador to Russia Riyadh Haddad on Thursday.
“They substantially discussed issues related to convocation of the Geneva II international conference on Syria due on January 22, 2014,” the ministry said. “In this context Bogdanov shared the results of the last round of the tripartite consultations in the Russia-US-UN format that took place in Geneva on November 25.”
Russia “has welcomed the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement of November 27 that confirms the Syrian government’s intention to send its delegation to Geneva II without preconditions,” the ministry said.