The first meeting of the Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees and interdepartmental coordination headquarters took place in Damascus on Tuesday. Russian and Syrian representatives reportedly discussed future cooperation between both countries on the matter. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Major-General Alexei Tsygankov, Head of the Centre for the... Еще Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees in Syria, said that the new body will seek to create 'favourable conditions for refugees to return.' «One of the main deterrent factors of Syrian refugees’ returning home is a lack of working places,» Tsygankov said. «That is why the most important mission from the perspective of the Syrian government and Russian interdepartmental coordination headquarters, is restoring civil infrastructure, including socially necessary facilities,» he added.