Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Syrian opposition leader Syria Tomorrow Ahmad Jarba. This was reported in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"During the conversation it was noted that the destruction of ISIS with the decisive assistance of the Russian Air Force created favorable conditions for launching a comprehensive political process of the Syrian settlement in accordance with the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2254. A high assessment was made of the contribution of the Astana process and adopted at the eighth International Meeting on Syria in Astana on December 21-22. decisions and documents," said in the report.
Also discussed were the preparations for the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, scheduled for January 29-30, 2018.
"At the same time, emphasis was placed on ensuring that the forum in Sochi promoted the promotion of inter-Syrian negotiations at the Geneva site under the auspices of the United Nations. On the same day, in-depth consultations were held with A. Jarba by the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov," the department added.
On Friday, December 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu reported to the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria.