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A closed meeting on Syrian settlement and the prospects of cooperation between Russia and the West in the Middle East and Northern Africa took place in RIAC July 24.

Experts discussed the stands of regional actors in the Middle East conflicts, paying special attention to the Syrian crisis. Representatives of Russia and the US shared their perspectives on the ongoing processes and the prospects of further developments. Moreover, experts analyzed possible lines of coordinated action on Syrian track as well as in the whole region.

A closed meeting on Syrian settlement and the prospects of cooperation between Russia and the West in the Middle East and Northern Africa took place in RIAC July 24.

Experts discussed the stands of regional actors in the Middle East conflicts, paying special attention to the Syrian crisis. Representatives of Russia and the US shared their perspectives on the ongoing processes and the prospects of further developments. Moreover, experts analyzed possible lines of coordinated action on Syrian track as well as in the whole region.

The Carter Center delegation included Hrair Balian, Director of Conflict Resolution Program, the Carter Center, Sara Tindall Ghazal, Associate Director of Conflict Resolution Program, David Lesch, Professor of Trinity University (Texas), and Leila Hilal, a Policy Adviser.

The other party was represented by Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Program Director, Alexey Khlebnikov, RIAC expert, and Ruslan Mamedov, Program Assistant.

The parties discussed the prospects and avenues of further cooperation.


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