Friends of Syria

In an effort to move forward in conflict-wracked Syria, Russia is currently advocating for the creation of a transitional government that would oversee the task of organizing and carrying out a transparent presidential election.

Bogdanov, who held meetings in Paris on Monday with high-ranking French diplomats and representatives of the Syrian opposition, said the diplomats are attempting to convince both the Syrian opposition and the Assad government to implement the conditions set down in the Geneva agreements.

“We’re putting significant effort into convincing both the Syrian opposition and the government to implement Geneva agreements,” Bogdanov told RT. “The Syrian government has already agreed to this in principle, while some members of the opposition forces are also in agreement with us.”

Bogdanov believes that the warring parties must immediately adhere to a ceasefire and begin implementing Kofi Annan’s peace plan.

“The solution (to resolving the crisis) lies in promoting talks not…

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