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Assad meets Putin in Sochi on future peace talks

IANS  |  Damascus 

Syrian has met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Russia's city of Sochi, saying it's an opportunity for future peace talks, the Syrian said.

Assad osaid the meeting at the opening of the Summit is an "opportunity to put a mutual vision for the next stage for the peace talks either in or Sochi", reported,.

According to the report, Putin has congratulated Assad on the "big achievements" made by the in the war against terrorism, noting that the military successes have created suitable conditions for the resumption of the political process.

Putin said the mutual goal is the rebuilding of the Syrian economy and providing humanitarian help, noting that his administration is in contact with all concerned sides for the political "complicated process," including the UN.

For his side, Assad on Thursday said that many positive changes have taken place as the terrorists' arena in has become much smaller and hundreds of thousands of Syrians have returned to their homes and millions of others are on their way back.

"This stability is a wide door opened for the political process," Assad told Putin, according to the report.

The visit of Assad to is his second, as last November the met with Putin in and hailed the Russian support to



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 06:30 IST