Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday morning visited the base Hamim in Syria. Met the President of the Republic Bashar al-Assad, Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu and the commander of the Russian military group in Syria Sergey Surovikin. On 11 December, reports RIA Novosti.
The Russian leader also met with base personnel. Speaking to the soldiers, he ordered, “the defence Minister and chief of staff… to begin withdrawal of Russian troops to their permanent deployment”.
The previous meeting of Putin and Assad took place on 21 November in Sochi. The negotiations lasted four hours. Syria’s President handed Russian counterpart thanks “from all of the Syrian people.” According to him, the key to success in the confrontation with the terrorists were a joint operation HQs and government troops. He stressed that Russia saved Syria as a state.
The press service of the Kremlin reported earlier that Putin December 11, will pay a working visit to Egypt. During his talks with the President of this country is expected to discuss the development of Russian-Egyptian relations in political, trade-economic, energy and humanitarian spheres. In addition, the parties will discuss stability and security in the middle East and North Africa.
On the same day, December 11, Putin will visit with working visit to Turkey. During the talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also planned to discuss the situation in the middle East and the Syrian settlement.