President Putin: Moscow and Washington can cooperate to resolve crisis in Syria

Helsinki, SANA- Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Washington can cooperate to resolve crisis in Syria and help the Syrian displaced return to their home.

“As for Syria, reaching the goal of restoration of peace and accord in this country could be an example of successful collaboration. Undoubtedly, Russia and the United States could become leaders in this regard and work together on resolving the humanitarian crisis, helping displaced people return home,” Putin said at a press conference with his US counterpart , Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday.

He said that after the defeat of terrorists in the south-west of Syria, the situation in Golan “must be brought in full compliance with the 1974 disengagement of forces agreement and that has been affirmed by the US president , which is also Russia’s firm stance towards establishing a just and lasting peace based on UN Security Council resolutions.

Russia, US targets identical regarding political settlement in Syria

Meanwhile, Russian President’s special representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said the targets of Russia and US are identical regarding political settlement for the crisis in Syria.

RT quoted Lavrentiev as saying to journalists on the sidelines of the summit that the most important thing for Russia is the stability of the situation in Syria, the cessation of hostilities, and the arrangement of the political process in the country.

He said that the Iranian troops are not present in the de-escalation zone in southern Syria, and the presence of the Iranian advisers in the country came upon a request of the Syrian government.


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