The Kremlin confirmed Tuesday that Putin will meet with Assad on Wednesday — the anniversary of the battle — in a press release carried by Russia’s state information company Tass.
In accordance with the assertion, “additional improvement of Russian-Syrian cooperation within the political, commerce, financial and humanitarian spheres, in addition to the prospects for a complete settlement of the state of affairs in and round Syria,” will probably be on the agenda.
Assad was obtained by Putin’s particular consultant for the Center East, Mikhail Bogdanov, at Moscow’s Vnukovo worldwide airport.
Previous to a lethal Feb. 6 earthquake that killed 50,000 individuals in Turkey and Syria, Russia had been mediating talks between the 2 quake-hit international locations.
Turkey and Syria have been on reverse sides in Syria’s civil battle for over a decade. Turkey continues to again armed opposition teams that management a northwestern enclave in northwestern Syria. In December, Moscow hosted surprise talks between the Syrian and Turkish protection ministers.
Syria since final summer season has recognized the Russian-controlled Luhansk and Donetsk regions in japanese Ukraine as impartial and sovereign entities.
The Syrian, Turkish and Russian deputy international ministers in addition to a senior adviser to their Iranian counterpart are additionally set to carry talks Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow to debate “counterterrorism efforts” in Syria.
Related Press author Daria Litvinova contributed from Tallinn, Estonia.