Russia will continue its assistance to the Syrian government in its anti-terrorism efforts, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday after a meeting between Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad.

 

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“The Russian side stressed its firm commitment to continue assistance to the Syrian government in its anti-terrorism efforts and promote the soonest political settlement of the Syrian crisis in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254,” the ministry said.

 

Apart from that, the two diplomats discussed “a number of current issues of the Russia-Syria relations, including high-level aspects,” the ministry said.

 

The meeting was initiated by the Syrian side.