Moscow, SANA- Presidential Political and Media Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban and the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Bogdanov discussed in Moscow the situation in Syria in light of the implementation of the Russian-US agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that a detailed objective discussion took place during the meeting about the situation in Syria in the light of the implementation of the objectives of the Russian-US agreement about the cessation of hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic on February 27th which was approved unanimously by the UN Security Council resolution No. 2268.
The statement added that Shaaban confirmed once again the commitment of the Syrian government to halting fighting acts in accordance with the joint statement between Russia and the United States as well as the willingness of the Syrian government to continue delivering humanitarian aid to all areas in Syria.
The two sides pointed out that the practical implementation of the agreements on the cessation of hostilities and continuing to fight the terrorist organizations will help to strengthen the political track to resolve the crisis in Syria in accordance with resolution No. 2254 by the UN Security Council and the international resolutions to support Syria.
The meeting was attended by Syria’s Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad.
On a relevant note, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry stressed the importance of Russian-US cooperation for resuming inter-Syrian dialogue in Geneva, and welcomed the commencement of the cessation of combat activity in Syria.
The Ministry said Lavrov and Kerry discussed in a phone call the prospects of resuming inter-Syrian dialogue in order to resolve the crisis in Syria with the help of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG).
The statement also said the two sides discussed details regarding the full implementation of the cessation of combat activity in Syria, including military coordination between Russia and the US in this regard.
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