Russia to call for Syrian dialogue

Russia  to call for Syrian dialogue

Russia is reportedly planning to call for dialogue in Syria and forming a government that will be a prelude for parliamentarian and presidential elections, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen said Sunday, citing what it called "well-informed sources.", Xinhua reported.

The report said "Moscow will call for a dialogue in Syria and the parties of the dialogue will form a government, which will later form committees that will prepare for parliamentarian elections within 18 months."

"After the parliamentarian elections, presidential elections will be organized and will be opened to whoever wants to run for presidency," the report added.

Moreover, the report said Russian President Vladimir Putin, who recently met with his Syria counterpart al-Assad in Moscow, has "presented full guarantees that the presidency status in Syria will be untouched until the date of the presidential elections," meaning that all talks of the Syrian opposition and their Western backers about the departure of Assad as a prelude to the political process are meaningless.

The report further said that Assad will accept to embrace armed opposition factions in the ranks of the Syrian army, or hold dialogue with them, on condition of shifting their alliance and move their weapons against the terrorist groups.

Earlier in the day, Assad reportedly told a visiting Russian lawmaker on that he was ready to participate in any early polls "when necessary" and after the victory on the terrorist groups in Syria.

Visiting Russian communist party MP Aleksandr Yushenko said the Syrian president agreed to hold preliminary elections on condition that the move has the backing of the people.

Yushenko, who met with Assad on Sunday along with a delegation of Russian lawmakers, said Assad "is ready to discuss amendments to the constitution, hold parliamentary elections and, if the people of Syria deem necessary, expressed a readiness to hold presidential elections," but only "after the victory over terrorism on the territory of Syria and the country's liberation."

The president stance apparently collaborate with the Russian efforts to push the wheels of the stalemated political process in Syria, in tandem with the ongoing military campaign against the terror groups.

Meanwhile, the state news agency SANA said Assad told the Russian delegation that eliminating the terrorist groups in Syria should lead to the political solution in Syria.

Assad also voiced appreciation to the Russian air force support to the Syrian army in several Syrian frontlines, saying the Russian stance writes new history because the war will determine the future of the region and the world, adding that the victory on terrorism will not only protect Syria, but all world countries.

A day earlier, Syria's parliament speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham hailed Russian military intervention in Syria as the "sole legitimate" way to fight the terrorist groups in Syria, according to the state news agency SANA.

Al-Laham said the coordination between Syrian and Russian military forces in ground and air operations have started yielding "big results" in defeating terrorist groups in Syria.

He added the two sides, plus Iran, will "also work on moving on toward the political solution in tandem with fighting terrorism through activating dialogue with the national opposition."

The head of the Russian delegation, Sergey Gavrilov, said they will discuss the mechanisms that could enable Russia to take part in the reconstruction process in Syria after the crisis ends and ways to increase the level of humanitarian and financial aid to Syria.

Russia started air raiding militant groups' posts in Syria on Sept. 30, a move hailed by Syrian officials as an efficient step in the war against terrorism.

Tipalti buys in all-Israeli fintech merger
Tipalti buys in all-Israeli fintech merger
CPI up 0.6% in March, housing prices still rising
CPI up 0.6% in March, housing prices still rising
IAI teams with Thales on missiles for British frigates
IAI teams with Thales on missiles for British frigates
Loading Bars
Turkey provided invaluable support to Azerbaijan in information war with Armenia - MP
Georgian Co-Investment Fund eyes to implements another energy project
Baku Metro opens tender to buy metal structures
Volume of lending to construction sector greatly increases in Azerbaijan
Net profit of Azerbaijani ASB Bank in 1Q2021 decreases
Azerbaijan eyes starting fish caviar export to Hong Kong in 2021
Aggregate capital of Azerbaijani ASB Bank grows
Georgia's Silknet maintains strong cash balance in 2020
Armenia confuses history with mythology again - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
Azerbaijani president congratulates president of Djibouti
Turkey leads among countries investing in Azerbaijan's non-oil sector (PHOTO)
Museums like War Trophy Park in Baku, open in many countries - Russian historian
Russia ready to assist in normalization of relations between Azerbaijan, Armenia
Azerbaijan has great opportunities for wind energy dev't - expert
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry responds to statement of OSCE MG co-chairs
National Bank of Georgia sees decrease in international reserves
Various types of fabrics exported to Turkmenistan from EAEU countries
Kazakhstan's KMG Engineering to buy pump-compressors via tender
1Q2021 assets of Azerbaijan Industry Bank slightly down
Turkmenistan Railways opens tender for installation of surveillance cameras
Kazakhstan’s telecommunications operator to pay dividends for 2020
Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom sells its solar energy subsidiary
Azerbaijan, Belarus discuss military-technical cooperation prospects
Passenger traffic in Georgia slowly getting back on track
Zangazur corridor to create single economic space between Turkey, Azerbaijan - expert
Kazakhstan considers standardized license agreement with EAEU members
Uzbekistan considering restoring air communication with Azerbaijan
Precious metals production down in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan discloses number of COVID-19 vaccinated citizens
Italian senator: Why Armenia destroyed Aghdam if it considered it to be its own? (PHOTO)
Volume of wheat flour exports from EAEU to Turkmenistan revealed
Azerbaijan's 1Q2021 pharmaceutical retail turnover grows
Money transfers to Georgia up in March 2021
New IRTI Report Highlights Progress of IsDB Member Countries Towards SDGs
Spain eyes new projects in Azerbaijan’s petrochemical sector – ministry
Spanish companies show interest in Azerbaijan’s renewable energy projects – ministry
Azerbaijan's 2M2021 foreign trade turnover figures published
Azerbaijan names 1Q2021 revenues from retail trade in gasoline, diesel fuel
Citigroup profit triples on $3.85 billion reserve release
India fast-tracks approval for foreign vaccines
Azerbaijan confirms 2,317 more COVID-19 cases, 2,109 recoveries
Study shows Indians among most optimistic about early return to pre-Covid normal
India, France Can Assume Leadership Role In Run-Up To COP26: French Minister
Path Of Future World Order Will Be Set In Indo-Pacific Region: EU Council President
Azerbaijani PASHA Bank's profit surges in 1Q2021
Turkey sees decline in number of real estates bought by Azerbaijani citizens in 1Q2021
Turkmenistan increases potato imports from EAEU
Opening of Zangazur corridor to expand Azerbaijan's transit potential, says expert
Georgia sees increase in subsistence minimum
Volume of obligations of Azerbaijan’s PASHA Bank in Q1 2021 increases
OSCE Minsk Group took no concrete steps to resolve Karabakh conflict, says Azerbaijani MP
Zangazur corridor cannot be unblocked without Turkey’s agreement, participation - President Aliyev
Turkish ministry issues data on cargo shipment via Iskenderun port for Jan. through Feb. 2021
Shell proposes guidelines for achieving net-zero emissions in EU
Until last days, Pakistan was always on our side - Azerbaijani president
Turkey, Uzbekistan, UAE lead in dried fruit export to Georgia
Karabakh will generate lot of GDP in non-energy sector of our economy, also transportation - President Aliyev
Our international efforts in region led to creation of new formats of cooperation - President Aliyev
EBRD committed to financing renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan
Georgia's banking system remains large relative to size of its economy - Moody
We will do everything if Armenia has positive signals for us to try to build connections - President Aliyev
Moody's sees low risk stemming from waste and pollution issues in Georgia
Putin reaffirms Russia’s support for Lebanon’s sovereignty
Georgia benefits from favorable debt structure - Moody
Tipalti buys in all-Israeli fintech merger
“The Guardian” must refute defamatory article about New Azerbaijan Party
Iran's trade turnover with Qatar drops
UK job ads and restaurant bookings rebound as lockdown eases
Turkey issues data on volume of crude oil shipment via local ports from Jan. through Feb. 2021
Iran can enrich uranium to high degree – President Rouhani
Shell to raise share of has in hydrocarbon output to 55%
Kazakhstan set up task force to develop local investment management system
Production of catalysts for Iran’s petrochemical sector launched
Data on cotton yarn sales on Turkmen exchange in March 2021 revealed
Bank of America profit more than doubles on reserve release boost
Group of journalists visit Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district (PHOTO)
Russian company to supply big batch of agricultural machinery to Azerbaijan
Shell targets 2-3% reduction in carbon intensity this year
Iran’s PMO unveils volume of cargo loaded, unloaded in Fereidoonkenar port
2M2021 volume of stone coal shipment via Turkish ports disclosed
Data on shipment of goods across Turkish Antalya port from January through February 2021 disclosed
Graduate of Baku Higher Oil School marries Pakistani student from same university (PHOTO)
Data on cargo movement through Turkey's Gemlik port revealed
Turkey's steel exports to China surge
Turkey’s activity on Turkmen commodity and raw materials exchange in March 2021
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for April 15
Azerbaijan announces commissioning date for 'Victory Road' to liberated Shusha (PHOTO)
Revenues of Georgian Silknet mobile operator down
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price falling
Value of Iran's import of Turkish chemicals notably up
Azerbaijan improving access of entrepreneurs to insurance services
Turkey talks number of ships received at Aliaga port from Jan. through Feb. 2021
Kazakhstan boosts import of electrical goods from Turkey
Russia discloses amount of grains and legumes imported from Turkey
Central Bank of Azerbaijan holds foreign exchange auction
Iran to create major turning point on production of petrochemicals
Turkmenistan, French Public Investment Bank may sign MoU
Russian, Belarus presidents discuss situation in Karabakh via phone
Date of next interest payment on SOCAR bonds announced
Iran's Ilam Gas Refining Company discloses its production data
All news