Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and presidential envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov met on Saturday with leader of the Syrian opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation Qadri Jamil, formerly a deputy prime minister of Syria.

"During the conversation, [Bogdanov and Jamil] discussed details of the development of the situation in Syria in light of the outcomes of the first round of the inter-Syrian dialogue, which took place in Geneva on January 24-31," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Bogdanov and Jamil "emphasized the need for continuing the efforts actively supported by Russia to make the opposition delegation in the negotiations with the SAR government officials more representative to make sure that the interests of all groups and strata of Syrian society are represented, as is envisioned by the Geneva communique of June 30, 2012," it said.

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