Talks between Al-Assad, Putin concluded following 3 hours meeting
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced today via sputnik that the talks between President Putin and President Al-Assad have concluded.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced today via sputnik that the talks between President Putin and President Al-Assad have concluded after lasting for three hours.
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The talks were bipartite: first with the attendance of delegations and then face-to-face.
Equivocally, the Syrian President’s office announced in a statement that a range of political and economic issues was discussed during the meeting.
بحث الرئيس بشار الأسد مع نظيره الروسي فلاديمير بوتين خلال جلسة محادثات موسعة طيفاً واسعاً من الملفات السياسية والاقتصادية، وناقش الزعيمان العلاقات الثنائية والتعاون المشترك بمختلف أشكاله، والتطورات المستجدة على الساحتين الإقليمية والدولية. pic.twitter.com/Axd6TIjh6F— Syrian Presidency (@Presidency_Sy) March 15, 2023
"President Al-Assad discussed a wide range of political and economic issues with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in extended-format talks," the statement read.
Some of the topics that were on the agenda: strengthening bilateral relations, joint cooperation in various forms, and recent developments in the international and regional arenas.
According to the Syrian presidency's statement, changes and developments taking place in the world were discussed, and the importance of continuing to build alliances between countries that share common principles and interests, so "that they constitute an effective force that moves in the interest of their people and works to achieve security and economic stability in the face of Western policies based on spreading chaos and sabotage."
🇷🇺🇸🇾Putin – at a meeting with Assad in the Kremlin: Thanks to our joint efforts and the decisive contribution of the Russian armed forces in Syria, significant results have been achieved in the fight against international terrorism. pic.twitter.com/TAsrxCd39i— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) March 15, 2023
Regarding the Russian military operation in Ukraine, President al-Assad renewed Syria's stance in support of Russia's right to defend its national security. President Putin considered that the Russian military operation is a battle for existence and that the West tried to destabilize Russia, but Russia was able to adapt and even achieved economic growth despite the war.
The talks dealt with regional initiatives supported by Moscow, where President Al-Assad affirmed that Syria is in dialogue if it leads to achieving the interests of the Syrian people and the unity and integrity of the Syrian lands and leads to clear results, the first of which is the continuation of the fight against terrorism and the exit of the illegal foreign forces present on its territory.
Regarding West Asia, the two Presidents welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and considered it a step that reflects positively on the region and the world.
At the end of the extensive session, President Putin hosted a lunch in honor of President al-Assad's visit.
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