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Assad’s visit to Russia under consideration, says envoy

The Syrian leader last visited Russia in May
Syrian President Bashar Assad SANA via AP
Syrian President Bashar Assad
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SUKHUM, November 21. /TASS/. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s visit to Russia is under consideration, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad told TASS during his working trip to Abkhazia.

"We have been discussing this matter, we seek to facilitate our president’s visit to Russia as we received President Vladimir Putin, because this helps bring the two countries’ people closer together," the ambassador said.

Assad last visited Russia in May, when he held talks with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.