Cooperation in Syria discussed between Russian diplomat and US expert

The prospects for US-Russian cooperation in Syria was discussed by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and the chairman of Stand Up America non-profit organization, Paul Vallely, on Monday, The Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Vallely, who is also a retired Army Major General, and Bogdanov “discussed the situation unfolding in the Middle East, including ways to overcome Sunni-Shia differences in the region, as well as prospects for Russian-US cooperation with an aim to contribute to an early settlement of the crisis in Syria,” the ministry said.

Vallely arrived in Moscow to take part in the 6th Conference of the Valdai Club Middle East Dialogue.