Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Alexei Borodavkin met with the so-called Moscow group of the Syrian opposition at the Russian mission in Geneva, Wednesday.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the seventh round of the UN-backed intra-Syrian talks, currently under way in the Swiss city. Addressing the leaders of the Moscow group Qadri Jamil and Mohannad Dlykan, Borodavkin stated that the meeting was a good opportunity to compare notes on the current agenda of the Syrian settlement.

SOT, Alexei Borodavkin, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (Russian): “It’s good that we have that opportunity to compare notes on the current agenda of the Syrian settlement.”

SOT, Alexei Borodavkin, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (Russian): “We would very much like to listen to your estimates and views on how the talks go, what is the role and level of influence of the Moscow group, what results do you expect from this round?”

SOT, Qadri Jamil, Chairman of Syrian Opposition in Moscow Group (Arabic): “This [6 days of intensive technical meetings in Lausanne ahead of the latest Geneva round] proves that Mr. Staffan wants to achieve progress as soon as possible.”

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