The Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, discussed with the Syrian ambassador in Moscow Riad Haddad the developments in the situation in Syria and the region.
Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement today that "there was an exchange of views regarding the development of the situation in Syria and the Middle East region as a whole."
The two parties also discussed preparations for the meeting of the Syrian-Russian Committee for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation to be held in the period from 23 to December 25 in Moscow.
It is noteworthy that the Syrian-Russian joint committee for commercial, economic, scientific and technical cooperation met in Damascus in December of last year, during which the technical and technical committees reached a set of memoranda of understanding in the fields of industry, public works and higher education. A final version of trade and industrial cooperation was reached between The two countries.