Russian and Chinese diplomats in Moscow hold a closed meeting on ATS


RIA Novosti

Diplomats of Russia and China on Friday conducted a meeting dedicated to the issues of the Syrian settlement, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the event.

The Russian side in these negotiations is the Director of the Department of Middle East and North Africa Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin. From China — the special representative of China on Syria Xie Xiaoyan. The meeting was held in the building of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation in a closed format.

It is expected that by the end of the talks, the diplomats will make a joint statement to the press.

The UN Security Council on 31 December unanimously adopted the proposed Russian-Turkish resolution in support of a ceasefire in Syria. A number of members of the security Council in their statements said that they are ready to adopt a resolution with certain critical reservations.

The government army cap and armed groups agreed to observe a ceasefire throughout the country, from midnight on 30 December. The agreement does not apply to terrorist groups “dzhebhat an-Nusra” and “Islamic state” (both banned in Russia and several other countries).