The Russian and Syrian Presidents hold a video conference. Putin: They will continue to promote
Syria’s restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity
Russian President Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held a video conference on the 9th.
Putin stated that Russia will continue to work hard to promote Syria’s restoration of sovereignty,
independence, unity and territorial integrity.
Putin pointed out that the “Astana Process” involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey has shown high efficiency.
The joint efforts of the three parties have achieved many results: the source of international terrorism in
Syria has been basically eliminated, the level of violence has been significantly reduced
and a peaceful life is taking place.
Recovery, an inclusive political process led by the United Nations is unfolding.
Putin believes that the important task at this stage is the reconstruction of
Syria in the “post-conflict period”, which involves the return of
Syrian refugees and the return of domestic people.
Bashar: Western sanctions hinder the return of refugees
Bashar thanked Russia for its efforts to solve the Syrian refugee problem.
He said that most refugees are eager to return home, and the
Syrian government regards the return of refugees as a top priority
maintaining communication with refugees and facilitating their return.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: The refugees are eager to return home and look forward to a normal life
but the problem is that Western sanctions have made the realization of these goals very complicated.