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Russia and US currently have no dialogue on Syria — official

Tue 30 Jan 2024 | 08:05 AM
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Moscow and Washington do not have dialogue on Syria at the moment, Russian President's Special Representative for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentiev said in an interview with TASS.

"There is no [dialogue on Syria], but the deconflict mechanism between Russia and the United States in Syria is in effect. Contacts are maintained, but only through this mechanism between the commander of our group in Syria and the command of the so-called international coalition," he said.

Lavrentiev added that Russia will hold the next summit in the Astana format (Moscow, Ankara, Tehran) on Syria on its territory.

Previously, Lavrentiev suggested that Russia may resume negotiations with the US on Syria if Washington demonstrated proper readiness. He further stated that all connections between the countries were terminated at the initiative of the American side.