Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
Ukrainian politician says Kiev turns deaf ear to public pleas to end Donbass blockadeWorld March 27, 19:17
Serbia to get Russian MiG-29 fighter jets 'within weeks'Military & Defense March 27, 18:51
Putin wants Russian Guard to ensure security at FIFA World CupMilitary & Defense March 27, 18:35
Russia's Novatek to invest almost $417 million in shipyard for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy March 27, 18:34
Expert notes China’s new Silk Road plan should address geopoliticsWorld March 27, 18:03
Russia's most bloodthirsty serial killersWorld March 27, 17:36
UK foreign secretary postpones visit to MoscowWorld March 27, 17:33
Putin to discuss steps to improve living standards in Arctic at international forumBusiness & Economy March 27, 17:18
MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet later this week with participants in the intra-Syrian consultations that opened in Moscow on Monday, Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies, told TASS.
"Such meeting will take place," said Naumkin, who is a moderator of these consultations.
He said it was premature to try to forecast possible results of this meeting. "We will try to achieve some result," he noted.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told journalists a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with participants in the intra-Syrian consultations currently underway in Moscow was not ruled out.
"Such meeting is not excluded. Its date has not yet been appointed," he said. "The meeting will be held behind closed doors. The date will depend on the minister’s schedule."
This week, Moscow is hosting a second round of intra-Syrian consultations. The first round was held in Moscow in January 2015.