Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held talks with President of Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad in Damascus
On March 19, by the order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, made a working trip to the Syrian Arab Republic.
In Damascus, Sergei Shoigu held talks with President Bashar al-Assad and delivered to the President of Syria a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the talks with Bashar al-Assad, issues of fighting international terrorism in Syria, various aspects of security in the Middle East region and post-conflict settlement were discussed.
The topics of further expanding the possibilities for the voluntary return of refugees and temporarily displaced persons to their places of residence in Syria, as well as providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population were touched upon.
“In Syria, with the support of Russia, undoubtedly achieved significant success in the fight against international terrorism, to stop its arbitrariness and distribution. The main thing is that we were able to preserve the Syrian state and created conditions for the return of citizens to peaceful life”, - said Sergei Shoigu during a meeting with the Syrian President.
“However, not everyone is satisfied with the successes of the Syrian government in restoring a peaceful life. Western countries are trying to minimize any positive changes in Syria and create new obstacles to end the crisis", - said Sergei Shoigu.