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Russian top diplomat to meet with UN envoy for Syria on November 24

Sergey Lavrov and Staffan de Mistura will meet in Moscow

MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plans to meet with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow on Friday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters on Thursday.

"De Mistura will come tomorrow," the diplomat said. "This meeting is expected," he said, when asked about whether Staffan de Mistura will meet with the Russian foreign minister.

According to Gatilov, the Syrian settlement process and preparation for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi will dominate the negotiations. An informed source in Geneva told TASS on Thursday that de Mistura also plans a meeting in the Russian Defense Ministry.