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Syria, Russia to sign 40 investment deals after Assad’s visit

Syrian President Assad also said in an interview with Sputnik that he would not meet with Turkish President Erdogan until Turkey removes its troops from Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 15, 2023.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that Syria and Russia boosted cooperation during his visit to the country. He also shed light on rapprochement with Turkey and expressed an openness to Russia deepening its military presence in Syria. 

Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday and held talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday. He gave a lengthy interview to Russian state-owned news outlet Sputnik after the meeting, which was published on Thursday. 

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