Assad tells Putin Russian investment in Syria growing

18 May, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Стало известно о чем говорил Путин с Асадом в Сочи

Putin said Wednesday that the threat of "terrorist attacks" in Syria persists and that Russian warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles will remain stationed in the Mediterranean.

Speaking on Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Mr Putin said the Russian air force would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army will get 500 new armoured vehicles and artillery systems.

Meanwhile, Putin has said that with the notable military achievements in Syria and the activation of the political process, "all foreign forces must withdraw from Syria", according to SANA.

In January of this year, the Sochi talks on Syria reached an agreement about the formation of a constitutional committee supervised by the United Nations to discuss amendments to the current constitution.

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"The two presidents pointed out the importance of setting up more conditions that would facilitate the resumption of a full-fledged political process and they also noted success of the Astana process, as well as of the Congress of the Syrian People, which had been held in Sochi", Peskov said.

Assad reportedly told Putin that Syria is making progress in the fight against "terrorism", which "opens the door to the political process".

Putin believes time has come for rebuilding the Syrian economy and suggested Syrian President Bashar Assad to discuss these plans.

Assad previously visited Russian Federation and met Mr Putin in November 2017 and October 2015.

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