According to the Russia’s Foreign Ministry, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura could visit Russia in June, though “no specific dates” have been set.
Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu underlined the presence of constructive coordination with Israel to reduce tensions in south Syria, stressing that the priority was to draft a new Syrian constitution during the upcoming Astana meetings.
Russia and the United States continue contacts on Syrian issue on a 24-hour basis, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on May 24.
The U.S. military and Russia have stepped up their communication about operations over Syria to include dialogue between U.S. and Russian generals in the Middle East, said the top Air Force general in the region.
China on Tuesday expressed the hope that relevant parties in Syria make use of peace talks in Astana and Geneva to contribute to the political solution to the issue.
Russia expects to consolidate provisions on security corridors at the established de-escalation zones in Syria in Astana next month, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Moscow supports the proposal of Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s special envoy for Syria, on establishing a consultative mechanism on Syria’s constitution, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday.
Russian, Turkish and Iranian experts plan to meet in a week or two to discuss the parameters of Moscow-proposed safe zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday.
A day after firing the head of the agency investigating his administration’s ties to Russia, President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House for talks focusing largely on Syria.