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Syria’s Assad arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

Assad’s visit comes ahead of a meeting between Syrian and Turkish diplomats in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hold a meeting in Damascus on January 7, 2020. - Putin met his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during an unprecedented visit to Damascus as the prospect of war between Iran and the United States loomed over the region. (Photo by Alexey DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Russia on Tuesday, where he will be meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time in two years.

The Assad-Putin meeting will take place in Moscow on Wednesday, Russia’s official news agency, Tass, reported. The talks will focus on political, trade and humanitarian cooperation, as well as the situation in Syria, according to Reuters. 

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