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Trilateral Meeting on Syria is being Held in Sochi

Today the trilateral meeting of Russian, Iranian and Turkish presidents, who will discuss the normalization of the situation in Syria, is to take place in Sochi. The summit on the Syrian settlement in that format is being held for the first time.
Earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted in Sochi his colleague Bashar Assad. The Syrian leader commends Russia for the cooperation in fighting terrorism and efforts in preserving territorial integrity and independence of Syria.
Then Putin held telephone talks with the U.S. President Donald Trump and Middle East leaders, including Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
During today’s meeting, three country leaders will exchange their views on the issues of the Syrian settlement, based on joint work within Astana process. Also against the backdrop of successive steps in fighting terrorism, it is planned to discuss further steps to ensure a long-term normalization program of the situation in Syria.

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