The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs Bureau of the party Tariq Ahmad, member of the People’s Council of Syria from SSNP Ahmad Merhi, Managing Director of the International Affairs Bureau Sanaa Habib, and Head of Sector of the Middle East R. Enikeev.

During the conversation, experts exchanged views on the development of the military-political situation in Syria. Meeting participants raised issues concerning the political settlement of the Syrian conflict, in which Russia acts as one of the major international mediators. The Russian side noted the importance of the negotiation process in Astana and the preservation of the Syria’s territorial integrity.

SSNP is one of the oldest parties of Syria and Lebanon. It was founded in 1932 and operating in Jordan, Iraq, and other countries. Ali Qanso is the president of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (elected in August 2016). The party’s leadership maintains close cooperation of Syria and Lebanon, as well as preservation of the secular Syrian state on a nationwide basis.