Russia would like the United States to play a more constructive role in Syrian conflict settlement efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday.
“Of course,” Bogdanov told reporters, recounting the co-chairmanship of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) by the two countries’ top diplomats.
“This practice took place, and it seems to us that it would be good not only to continue it, but also to strengthen it,” he stressed.
Moreover, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to travel to Moscow ahead of Thursday, March 23 intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
“De Mistura will arrive in Moscow in a few days, before the beginning of negotiations on March 23,” Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters.