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SOCHI, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was planning to meet his foreign counterparts in Sochi for talks on Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
“I’m sure that we’ll use the Olympic Games in order to talk in a calm and benevolent atmosphere,” Putin said while visiting the Athletes’ Village on Wednesday.
“It is necessary to use this opportunity in order to search for common points and move forward to solve problems,” the president said, adding “There are many problems in the world.”
Answering what problems can be raised at the meetings, Putin said: “Syria, Ukraine: there are many problems and you know them.”
“Partners from Asian countries seek to know what will happen in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of coalition forces,” added Putin. “This problem also draws our concern. One can’t say the border is locked,” the president said.
“We can discuss security, economy, the Middle East and Afghanistan,” the president said.
When asked about what he can advise foreign leaders to discuss during the Olympic Games, the Russian president said, “Foreign leaders are experienced people and they don’t need my advice.”