Syrian president travels to Moscow for meeting with Putin

Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Moscow on Tuesday evening where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sputnik is reporting.

Source: TASS, Sputnik
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"President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad arrived in Moscow on a working visit yesterday evening," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS.

He added that the Syrian leader held one-on-one talks with the Russian president and then with the participation of Russia’s top officials.

Putin and Assad discussed issues regarding the Russian air strikes, terrorist groups, and Syrian army operation, Peskov said on Wednesday.

"The talks were rather lengthy and the issues discussed are clear enough. The president was informed in detail by the Syrian colleague of the state of affairs in Syria and plans for the future," he added.

The two leaders also spoke about issues regarding continued operations in Syria of the Russian Aerospace Force and of the Syrian army, the fight against terrorists in Syria and various aspects of bilateral relations.

Russia launched its campaign of air strikes targeting Islamic State jihadis on September 20.

This was Assad's first trip abroad since 2011.

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