The Deputy foreign Minister held talks with one of the leaders of the Kurdish self-defense forces in Syria

MOSCOW, October 9. The special envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a meeting with Chairman of the Syrian Kurdish democratic Union Party (DUP) Saleh Muslim.

According to the website of the foreign Ministry, the meeting took place yesterday in Paris.

Activists of the PDS are the backbone of the Kurdish self-defense forces.

“During in-depth interviews the emphasis was on the development of the situation in and around Syria, with an emphasis on the consolidation of efforts to counteract coming from the “Islamic state” and other terrorist organizations, the threat and the promotion of a political settlement of the Syrian crisis through the Geneva communiqué of 30 June 2012, designed to guarantee sovereignty, territorial integrity and the secular nature of this country, which would provide equal legal rights of all living in her ethno-religious groups,” the report says.