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Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus

President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad is welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin (not seen) in Sochi, Russia on 17 May, 2018 [Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency]
President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad is welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin (not seen) in Sochi, Russia on 17 May, 2018 [Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met representatives of Russia’s foreign and defence ministries in Damascus on Friday, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

During the meeting, they discussed the development of the situation in Syria and reaffirmed their commitment to the “destruction of terrorist presence” and advancement towards a long-term political settlement in the interest of all Syrians.

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