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Journalists from 26 countries apply for accreditation to Syrian National Dialogue Congress - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. Journalists from 26 countries seek accreditation to the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, scheduled to be held in Sochi on January 29-30, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. "We have received accreditation applications from about 500 journalists who work for both foreign and Russian media outlets," she said, adding that applicants represented 26 countries. Zakharova stressed that taking into account the importance of the upcoming event, accredited foreign journalists would receive all the necessary assistance as far as the issuance of visas was concerned. "Accredited journalists will need to bring their accreditation credentials to our embassy or consulate general," she said. "Instructions have been sent to all of our diplomatic missions," the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman noted. "We will ensure that the work is being done at a high level, as always," Zakharova stressed. The guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire - Russia, Iran and Turkey - announced at a meeting held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana in December 2017 that the Syrian National Dialogue Congress would take place in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 29-30. Participants are expected to work out a new Syrian constitution and discuss preparations for the UN-sponsored elections. Around 1,500 representatives of various Syrian political forces are expected to participate in the event. Read more