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Trump, Putin held phone talk on Syria, Ukraine
16:58, 22 November 2017
Trump, Putin held phone talk on Syria, Ukraine

The presidents agreed on the necessity of the fight against the terrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia

16:58, 22 November 2017

The National Interest

Donald Trump, the President of the US held the phone talk with Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia on the need for the peace in Syria and Ukraine as Radio Liberty reported citing the White House.

They held the negotiation on November 21 after the meeting of Putin and Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria and before the summit on November 22 where the Syrian conflict was discussed.

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According to the Radio Liberty, the presidents discussed the need for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian Conflict, including the returning of the displaced Syrian to home and ensuring the stability in Syria.

Also, it is reported that Putin informed Trump on the results of his meeting with Asaad when ‘the Syrian president confirmed his commitment to the political process, conducting constitutional reform and presidential and parliamentary elections’, the Kremlin said.

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Moreover, the presidents agreed on the necessity of the fight against the terrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia and agreed to cooperate in the fight against ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other extremist groups. Also, they discussed the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine and keeping the pressure on North Korea.

Also, Putin discussed the Syria issue with Saudi King Salman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on November 21’, as the Kremlin reported.

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As it was reported earlier the conflict in Syria began in 2011 with demonstrations that were part of the Arab Spring. In 2012, it grew into a civil war, the protesters demanded the resignation of the President Bashar al-Assad and the end of the almost 50-year-old one-party rule of the Ba'athists.

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Earlier Russia’s delegation in the UN Security Council blocked the American draft resolution, which implies the extension of the joint mission of the UN and OPCW (the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), as it looks into cases of chemical weapons use in Syria.  

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