Syria: Putin calls for political solution in rare Assad visit

Syria: Putin calls for political solution in rare Assad visit
 

Vladimir Putin has called for a political settlement in Syria, during a rare and unannounced visit to Russia by the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
The Russian leader stressed the need to reach a solution to Syria's entrenched civil conflict, the Kremlin said.
The meeting, at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, came two years after Russia began a military campaign in Syria in support of Mr Assad's forces.
The two leaders last met in 2015, shortly after Russia's intervention.
Speaking to Russian television after the meeting on Monday evening, Mr Putin said he intended to talk with US... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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