Moscow, SANA-Moscow hoped that the mission of heads of four working groups, appointed by UN secretary General, would boost efforts of UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to help establish “a collective, constructive platform for the opposition”, so conducting negotiations with the Syrian government and launching an inter-Syrian dialogue according to Geneva communique of 2012.
“We set out from a fact that heads of the said groups would consider principles of an objective and unbiased behavior in their work in order to find choices of settling the conflict in Syria in a way that would be accepted by all sides,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
On September 22nd, UN chief named heads of the four working groups who are Jan Egeland, Nicolas Michel, Volker Perthes and Birgitta Holst Alani.
In a relevant context, Special representative of Russian President, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov met the British Ambassador in Moscow Tim Barrow, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry said talks during the meeting concentrated on the situation in Syria and confronting the terrorist threat, represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorist organization.