Russian Foreign Ministry: Al-Moallem to visit Moscow for talks on situation in Syria

Moscow, SANA-Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem is visiting Moscow on November 26-27, responding to an invitation by his Russian counterpart  Sergei Lavrov, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The situation in Syria will be high on the agenda, along with bilateral relations and the agreements reached during the latest session of the Syrian-Russian Committee for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Alexander Lukashevich, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman,  said the talks between Lavrov and al-Moallem will “lay the basis for tangible means to revitalize dialogue by heeding the latest proposals put forth by the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.”

Lukashevich stressed the necessity that ” combating terrorists and extremists in Syria, a mission which is at the forefront of priorities, be in sync with the international efforts to resume action on the political track for solving the crisis.”

He emphasized need for all Syrian powers to unite efforts against terrorist organizations in Syria and the Middle East.

Bogdanov, Kaag discuss outcomes of eliminating chemical weapon in Syria

Meanwhile, the Special representative of the Russian President, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed Thursday with Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) the outcomes of implementing the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Kaag hailed the Russian cooperation with the collective efforts that helped eliminate chemical weapons in Syria.

The OPCW-UN mission finished its work in Syria on September 30th, 2014 when Kaag considered this achievement as “unprecedented” in the history of OPCW.

Russia and Egypt discuss the Syrian crisis

In a different note, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with his Egyptian counterpart Samih Shukri the crisis in Syria.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that during a phone call, the two sides discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

For his part, Spokesperson of the Egyptian Foreign ministry Badr Abdel Atti said that both ministers discussed ways to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and putting an end to terrorism in the region.

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