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Bogdanov and Haddad discuss results of Astana meeting on Syria

Moscow, Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with Syria's Ambassador in Moscow Riyad Haddad the results of the Syrian talks recently held in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana.

"During the meeting a trust-based exchange of views on the situation in Syria took place in light of the results of the international meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana creating positive conditions for establishing inclusive intra-Syrian negotiation process in Geneva under the aegis of the United Nations," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a meeting.

"[The parties] also touched upon several practical issues of multi-faceted Russian-Syrian cooperation," the statement added.

The Astana talks on Syrian crisis settlement, which were held on last Monday and Tuesday, brought together the representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic and the armed. As a result of the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the cessation of hostilities that came into effect on December 30, 2016.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency