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Macron meets Syrian opposition, after meeting Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron makes a speech after winning the 2017 French election at the Esplanade du Louvre in Paris, France on 7 May, 2017 [Mustafa Yalçın/Anadolu Agency]
French President Emmanuel Macron makes a speech after winning the 2017 French election at the Esplanade du Louvre in Paris, France on 7 May, 2017 [Mustafa Yalçın/Anadolu Agency]

French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with the head of the Syrian opposition today, affirming his support for them, a day after meeting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a key backer of Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad.

The unannounced meeting came as Macron seeks to review French policy on the six-year civil war.

“The president spoke of his personal commitment to the Syria dossier and his support for the Syrian opposition in view of a political transition,” the president’s office said in a statement.

Macron met a delegation from the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee, including chief coordinator Riad Hijab.

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