Middle East

Assad, Putin discuss anti-terror fight in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have discussed the latest developments regarding the battle against terrorism in Syria.

During the phone conversation on Wednesday, the two leaders underlined the need for political efforts to resolve the foreign-sponsored crisis in Syria that began in March 2011.

Putin stressed that Moscow’s stance on Syria has not changed as it remains committed to keeping up the fight against terrorism and preserving the unity of the Middle Eastern country.

Assad, for his part, appreciated Russia’s efforts to end the war in Syria despite pressures by some countries to discourage Moscow from continuing to adhere to international law and respect the sovereignty of states.

He also expressed Syria’s determination to fight terrorism and activate the political track to resolve the conflict gripping the country.

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