Putin meets Syrian President

Added On January 9, 2020

 According to State news agency SANA, Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Damascus and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

According to the report, the two leaders met at a gathering location of Russian forces in Syria's capital Damascus on Tuesday.
The two leaders were briefed by the head of the Russian forces in Syria on the situation in the country.
Putin congratulated the Russian soldiers on the Christmas occasion while Assad expressed appreciation for the deployment of the Russian forces.
According to a Kremlin spokesman, during the meeting, Putin said a stride has been made in regaining the structure of the Syrian state and the territorial integrity of Syria.
This is Putin's first visit to Damascus since war broke out in Syria in 2013 and his second visit to the Arab country.