Syrian President holds meeting with Russian President

Syrian President holds meeting with Russian President

Syrian President holds meeting with Russian President

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city of Sochi, expressing gratitude for Moscow's help in a prolonged civil war that has increasingly gone in the government's favor.

The Russian president said the terrorists have laid down their arms in key locations in Syria, allowing for the restoration of Syrian infrastructure.

The two presidents have noted necessity of creating additional conditions for a full-format political process in Syria, Peskov said.

"With the beginning of the political course of in its most lively part, overseas armed forces will withdraw from Syrian territory", Putin mentioned, with out specifying which overseas forces.

"The next task, of course, the economic recovery and humanitarian aid for those people in a hard situation", Mr Putin added.

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GETTYSyria has been embroiled in a complicated multi-sided civil war

Russian Federation has been a key ally of Assad throughout the seven-year Syrian civil war when many other countries, including the United Kingdom, wanted to remove him from power. Its navy help not exclusively ensured the survival of Assad's regime, it modified the course of the warfare.

The latest round of Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana wrapped up on Tuesday, but did not make any concrete progress towards ending the seven-year conflict that has cost 350,000 lives.

A posting on the Syrian presidency's Facebook page said Assad and Putin also discussed economic cooperation and growing investments by Russian companies in Syria.

In keeping with a Kremlin assertion, Assad mentioned "stability is bettering" in Syria, "opening the door to the political course of we began a while in the past".

"We know it will not be easy because some countries do not want stability to return to Syria".

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