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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The Presidents of Russia and Syria, Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad, held lengthy talks in Moscow on Tuesday evening, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.
"President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad arrived in Moscow on a working visit yesterday evening," the Kremlin spokesman said. According to him, the Syrian leader held one-on-one talks with the Russian president and then with the participation of Russia’s top officials.
"The talks were rather lengthy and the issues discussed are clear enough," Peskov said. "The President [of Russia Vladimir Putin] was informed in detail by the Syrian colleague [President Bashar Assad] of the state of affairs in Syria and plans for the future," the Kremlin official said.
He added that the leaders also discussed at the meeting the progress of Russia’s military operation in Syria, the fight against terrorists in Syria and various aspects of bilateral relations.
Peskov said that the footage of the beginning of the conversation of the two presidents would be made public soon and that in that part of the talks both leaders "made rather large statements."
The Russian presidential press secretary declined to answer the question about the specific results of the talks.