Taken Question
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 26, 2010


Question: Was Syrian Ambassador Moustapha summoned to the State Department today? What was discussed and what was the outcome of the meeting?

Answer: Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman asked Ambassador Moustapha to come to a meeting today at the State Department. This was their first opportunity to discuss next steps after Under Secretary Burns' visit to Damascus on February 17. The meeting was part of our ongoing efforts to engage with the Syrian government in a candid, direct manner on issues of mutual concern.

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PRN: 2010/230