The assembly between the 2 presidents was the primary since they held a summit within the Syrian capital in January final yr. Syrian state TV described it as a protracted assembly however didn’t specify when it came about. The TV mentioned the 2 had been later joined by Syria’s overseas minister and Russia’s protection minister to debate mutual relations and combating terrorism.
Putin and Assad additionally mentioned the political course of within the war-torn nation, the TV mentioned.
Russia joined Syria’s 10-year battle in September 2015, tipping the stability of energy in favour of Assad, whose forces now management a lot of the nation. A whole bunch of Russian troops are deployed throughout Syria they usually even have a navy air base alongside Syria’s Mediterranean coast.
“I’m glad to fulfill you in Moscow, six years after our joint operations to combat terrorism,” Syrian TV quoted Assad as saying.
In current weeks, Syrian opposition activists mentioned that Russian warplanes have been finishing up strikes on the northwestern province of Idlib, that final main insurgent stronghold within the nation.