Putin of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey, the leaders of the outcome of his talks with Assad in Moscow
- OCTOBER 21, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart stressed during a surprise visit by Bashar al-Assad to Moscow that the military operations must followed by political steps contribute to an end to the ongoing conflict in Syria for nearly five years. Moscow did not give details about the nature of a political solution and will be attended by the opposition and the fate of Assad. The Kremlin said later that the Russian President discussed in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the Syrian president to Moscow.
As Contact Putin with leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan on the same visit and said the Kremlin we can not reveal the content of Assad's talks.
In Ankara, stressed Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday that the transition period should not be with Assad, but a formula to ensure his departure. Emphasis must be placed on the proposals, which include the departure of Assad.
Commented sarcastically on Assad's visit to Russia by saying that if Assad remains in Moscow for a long time. The Interfax news agency said, quoting the Kremlin said Putin had a telephone conversation with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Syria and this is your first visit to Assad since the conflict began in mid-March »March 2011, the Kremlin has not announced until after his return to Damascus. And it is gaining great importance fact that it comes after an air campaign launched by Russia at the end of last month to support the Syrian forces. Putin told Assad, according to a statement issued by the Kremlin, we are ready to contribute not only military actions in the fight against terrorism, but also in the political process. Putin that said a political settlement to the conflict is possible only with the participation of all political, ethnic and religious forces in the country, adding that the final decision must return to the Syrian people.
He said al-Assad for his part said any military action supposed to be followed by political steps, according to the reported Syrian Presidency on account on Twitter. He said that the goal of military operations in Syria is the eradication of terrorism, which hinders a political solution. He described the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov visit as a working visit, explaining that it has yesterday evening. A spokesman for the Syrian presidency confirmed to AFP on Wednesday that Assad returned to Syria, and he was in Damascus today. In addition to a meeting in the Kremlin line from Salon, the two presidents eating dinner surrounded by the highest security officials in Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as well as the President of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev and director of the Russian intelligence service abroad Mikhail Fradkov. Putin told Syrian counterpart at your request, we have provided valuable assistance to the Syrian people in its war against terrorism. The visit clearly reflects the continuing hard Russian support for Assad. A spokesman for the Kremlin in response to a press question had not been addressed to the issue of al-Assad's departure from power, which was demanded by the early years of the conflict in Western countries. A spokesman for the Syrian presidency said told AFP that Putin told President Assad that he will hold talks with world powers in order to reach a political solution with the fight against terrorism at the same time. He said al-Assad, according to comments carried by the official news agency SANA that the participation of the Russian air forces in operations against terrorism in Syria's remarks contributed to stop the expansion of terrorist organizations in other countries continue to support terrorism. He stressed the need to stop all forms of support for terrorist organizations and open the way for the Syrian people to decide the future of his country on his own. He Assad Putin according to the agency, the appreciation of the Syrian people continued Russian support since the beginning of the crisis, which culminated in the support of the Russian air force offensive operations of the Syrian armed forces.
The agency reported that the two presidents discussed all aspects of the fight against terrorism and supporting the Russian Air Force offensive operations of the Syrian armed forces.
She Assad briefed Putin on the situation in Syria and the Syrian Arab Army plans. On the other hand, killing at least 13 people, including medical staff by the Russian strikes targeted a field hospital in Idlib province in northwest Syria, according to confirmed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Wednesday. The observatory said director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP 13 people were killed Tuesday by the Russian air strikes targeted a field hospital in the town of Sermin in Idlib, adding that among the dead physical therapist and a guard and an element of civil defense. Syrian American Medical Association and manages the medical facility, said one of its employees on condition of anonymity, said the hospital was severely damaged by the air strikes target, without specifying whether the Russian planes.
The source told AFP about one o'clock yesterday afternoon 10 0.00 GMT was bombed medical facility follow us near Sermin in Idlib, adding our reports initial show of the ground we lost two of the hospital staff are physical and nurse processor.
and announced that the Russian Defense Ministry Wednesday it had bombed a gathering point near Sermin, without referring to the hospital target.
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