MOSCOW – Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has met with the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft to discuss the nearly week-old cease-fire in Syria.
The Russian foreign ministry wrote in an online statement that Bodganov and Tefft met on Thursday evening at Tefft's invitation to discuss a range of issues relating to the U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire. The ministry did not elaborate on the officials' conversation.
On Thursday, Bogdanov also met with a Syrian opposition leader, Qadri Jamil, to discuss resuming Syrian peace talks at the United Nations in the near future.
Previously, the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said he hopes peace talks will resume in early March.