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Putin hails Assad for 'fighting terrorists' : Kremlin

Russia's military and economic support to Syria has achieved important results in various fields: Putin

IANS  |  Moscow 

Vladimir Putin, Bashar-al-Assad
Vladimir Putin with Bashar-al-Assad in Syria | Photo Twitter: Syrian Presidency

Russian President met his Syrian counterpart to discuss the war in Syria, the Kremlin said in on Tuesday.

The meeting took place on Monday in the Russian seaside city of Sochi.

told that joint military operations against terrorists in Syria were coming to an end, with the focus now shifting to a political process, reports Xinhua news agency.

said: "Russia's military and economic support to Syria has achieved important results in various fields, such as humanitarian relief and military gains."

Top officials of the Russian Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Armed Forces were also present at the meeting, a Kremlin statement added.

This was Assad's second visit to Russia since the Syrian war broke out six years ago. His last visit was in October 2015.

First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 16:28 IST
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