Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad has hailed his country’s six-year joint anti-terror campaign with Russia at meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
According to the Syrian presidential media office, the meeting was held in the Russian capital Moscow, Rusia.
In the video footage of the meeting released by the office, Assad started his speech by hailing the Syrian-Russian efforts to fight terror groups in Syria.
The President also noted that his visit to Moscow was an important opportunity to discuss two issues fighting terrorism and the political process. He added that his government insisted on moving forward with fighting terrorism in parallel with the political process.
Putin congratulated Assad on winning the recent presidential election, and spoke about the importance of the reconstruction process in Syria and the need for a political solution to move forward.
Russia had been supporting the Assad government in the fight against terror groups in Syria, since 2015.