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DAMASCUS, March 26. /TASS/. The authorities of Syria keep the doors open to all those opposition forces wishing to lay down arms and join the pro-government troops, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told TASS on Thursday.
"Ceasefire has been established with some armed groupings, which lay down weapons and act in the interests of Syria," Mekdad said in an interview with TASS. "About 700 militants turned to the government’s side and are currently fighting alongside the Syrian Army troops, including in the surroundings of Damascus."
"All those wishing to return back under the flag of Syria will find their place," Mekdad said.
The Syrian diplomat said that recently "Russian friends invited many Syrian oppositionists to Moscow for talks."
"We are definitely ready to take part in the forthcoming meetings in Moscow, so that there will be success to efforts of our Russian efforts, whom we are completely trusting and believe in their sincere intentions," he said. "The intentions, which will bring peace and stability to Syria and will stop bloodshed in Syria as well as in the whole region."