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March 29, 2005
Question Taken at March 28, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

U.S. Meetings with Syrian Groups (Taken Question)

Question:   How often have we met with representatives of Syrian NGOs and activists as part of our consultations on democratization, either bilaterally or in larger meetings with representatives from other nations? When was the most recent meeting, prior to last week’s, with such individuals/organizations?

Answer:   We meet regularly with Syrians from across the political spectrum, both in Washington and in Damascus. We have met with members of Syrian civil society on a number of occasions as part of a continuing dialogue determining the ways to support civil society throughout the region. We are interested in everyone’s views.

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Released on March 28, 2005

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