"The tasks of promoting the political process, led and carried out by the Syrians themselves with the assistance of the UN, as provided for by UN Security Council Resolution 2254, were discussed in detail," TASS quotes a message from the Russian foreign ministry.

The Foreign Ministry noted that the diplomats paid special attention to the discussion of the resumption of meetings of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva and the continuation of direct inter-Syrian dialogue without foreign interference.

Earlier, Pedersen held consultations on resolving the situation in the SAR with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin.