According to News i Agency’s International Group, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid an unannounced visit to Russia on Tuesday and met with Syrian President Vladimir Putin.
News Agency Sputnik According to informed Syrian sources, the secret meeting lasted 90 minutes, after which the Syrian Foreign Minister and the Russian Defense Minister attended the meeting.
According to these sources, the areas occupied by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist elements in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, economic support for Damascus, and the repair of Syrian power stations were the main topics of the meeting.
According to the mentioned sources, the meeting also examined the situation on the ground in Syria; In particular, important parts of the city of Deraa in southern Syria have recently been liberated, and other parts are to be liberated later.
According to these sources, the issue of liberating the city of Idlib was also raised during the meeting. Assad’s visit took place after the liberation of Daraa al-Balad, and is apparently aimed at completing the remaining liberations of the province.
Syrian sources stated that the Syrian Defense Minister’s joining the meeting indicates that Moscow, along with Damascus, is seeking to complete the liberation of Syrian territory; In a way, the Russian leaders see the completion of the liberation of Syrian territory as an issue that cannot be backed down.
According to these sources, the issue of the joint commission of Syria and Russia in the field of importing wheat to Syria from Russia and cooperation in the field of information technology was also examined.
The sources concluded that Assad and Putin also reviewed the Astana process and the Syrian Constitutional Review Committee, but focused more on economic issues and the liberation of other Syrian territories.
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