Moscow, UN discuss return of displaced Syrians to homeland

2018-12-06 10:39:30

The return of displaced Syrians to their homeland was the main point of discussion during a meeting on Wednesday between Russian Deputy Minister Sergey Vershinin and a delegation from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The delegation was headed by  Director of the UNHCR Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Bureau Amin Awad.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that both sides affirmed readiness to enhance cooperation on Syria including the development of the idea of holding an international conference on the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland.

The statement noted that the UNHCR delegation, which participated in the international meeting on Syria held in Astana on Nov. 28-29, called for preserving dialogue with the guarantor states of Astana process.

Recently, Russian Foreign Sergey Lavrov has stressed that the Western states over many years haven’t proposed any constructive strategy or acceptable suggestions to be a substitute for those which have been set by the guarantor states “Russia, Iran and Turkey” at Astana with regard to combating terrorism in Syria, the return of the displaced, providing humanitarian aid and establishing the political process in the country.

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