Russian President Middle East envoy: Syrians alone must decide their country’s fate through political dialogue

Moscow, SANA- The Russian President’s Special Envoy for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov affirmed on Friday that the Syrians alone must decide their country’s fate through political dialogue, pointing out that Russia will receive delegations from the Syrian opposition in the coming period.

In a statement to Russia Today TV channel, Bogdanov said that Moscow is encouraging Syrians to sit to the dialogue table in accordance with Geneva communiqué, adding that Moscow is working on finding solutions to the crises in the region.

On August 4, Bogdanov reviewed with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem in Tehran the outcomes of meetings held by the Russian side with countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The talks focused on the need for joint efforts to implement the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin on establishing a regional coalition to combat terrorism.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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