Syrian delegation to visit Moscow on Tuesday

Syrian delegation to visit Moscow on Tuesday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet a delegation from Syria headed by Vice Premier for economic affairs Kadri Jamil on August 21, RIA Novosti reports.

The Syrian government sent a delegation to Moscow in early August. The sides signed a deal on loans and shipments of energy resources to Syria.

Jamil said on August 3 that unilateral sanctions have resulted in a lack of oil, gas and petroleum.

The Council of the EU passed the 17th package of sanctions against Syria on July 23. The sanctions include a blacklist of Syrian officials banned from visiting EU states. Their assets in European banks were frozen. Additional inspections of Syrian cargo were organized. Russia says that the package of sanctions is a blockade of Syria and violates decisions of the UNSC and Geneva agreements.