The Newest on Syrian president Assad’s go to to Moscow (all instances native):
The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad’s go to to Russia is to make sure that he agrees to potential peace initiatives with Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Vladimir Putin hosted Assad within the Black Sea resort of Sochi on an unannounced go to on Monday forward of a summit in the identical city between Russia, Iran and Turkey. This week’s go to is the second time Assad ventured exterior his war-ravaged nation because the civil warfare started, each instances to Russia.
Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, advised reporters on Tuesday that Putin had spoken with the leaders of Iran and Turkey to “guarantee them that Russia will work with Syrian management to organize the groundwork for potential understandings” that might reached in Sochi on Wednesday to “be certain that” that agreements reached shall be “viable.”
Requested whether or not Putin and Assad have mentioned the Syrian president’s future in post-war Syria, Peskov stated “potential choices for political settlement have been mentioned.”
Russian state TV is reporting that Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Sochi.
The report stated the 2 leaders held bilateral talks on Monday after which met with Russian navy chiefs.
It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to satisfy with Putin in the midst of the nation’s six-year civil warfare.
The primary was in October 2015, shortly earlier than Russia launched its navy marketing campaign in Syria to shore up Assad’s forces. The Russian intervention has turned the warfare in favor of Assad.
The assembly in Sochi comes every week earlier than U.N.-sponsored peace talks are to renew in Geneva.
Assad’s workplace confirmed the go to on its Fb web page.