Modern Diplomacy
Syria: Halfway Home. Speakers
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On June 20 at 16:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion, titled “Syria: Halfway Home”, dedicated to the country’s return to the Arab League after 12 years.


  • Bashar al-Jaafari, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation

  • Maria Khodynskaya-Golenishcheva, Professor, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Foreign Ministry; Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry

  • Igor Matveev, Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria (2014-2019)