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In accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the instruction of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, on July 26, 2021, in the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus, a joint meeting of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria will be held on the return of refugees and the restoration of peaceful life.

The Russian delegation, which includes representatives of 30 federal executive authorities and organizations, 5 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defense of Russia, will be headed by the head of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of the Russian Federation for the return of refugees to the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic – the head of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev …

Representatives of Syrian authorities and organizations, coordinators for Syria of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross will take part in the joint work of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria.

The event is aimed at giving additional impetus to the solution of humanitarian problems in the Syrian Arab Republic, promoting the implementation of the Russian-Syrian agreements reached in November 2020 during the International Conference on the Return of Refugees to Syria.

Within the framework of the forum in the period from 24 to 29 July this year. A Russian interdepartmental delegation of over 230 people will visit the Syrian Arab Republic on a working trip, more than 160 tons of food, medicine, property, equipment and cargo will be delivered from Russia to Syria by military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces to provide humanitarian assistance to the population in need.

Actions involving the transfer of humanitarian supplies to the population and authorities of Syria will be held with the participation of representatives of the Russian interdepartmental delegation in 7 Syrian cities and towns, including temporary accommodation centers for refugees, educational and medical institutions.

On the venues of the event, round tables, working meetings, meetings will be held to discuss the main directions of Russian-Syrian cooperation, to find ways to solve the key problems of the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland and international humanitarian assistance to the Syrian Arab Republic.

As a result of the work, it is planned to sign 10 agreements and memorandums between the Russian and Syrian departments in the areas of legal assistance, network security, customs union, trade and economic cooperation and educational activities.

The first International Conference on Facilitating the Return of Refugees and the Reconstruction of Syria was held on November 11-12, 2020 in Damascus. It was attended by delegations from 27 states, including Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Pakistan, as well as representatives of the UN and 12 non-governmental organizations.

The conference became a logical continuation of the joint work of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria, which ensure the implementation of the entire range of measures for the return of refugees and the restoration of peaceful life in the Syrian Arab Republic.

As a result of the Conference, specific decisions were made aimed at intensifying the processes of returning Syrian citizens to their homeland, an intra-Syrian political settlement and post-conflict reconstruction of the republic, and an agreement was reached to continue further work to implement the agreements reached.

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