Putin, Macron agree to advance political process in Syria

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Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed to intensify joint efforts to advance the political process in Syria in a phone conversation, the Kremlin said Saturday.

The two leaders believe that these efforts should include the formation of a constitutional committee in Syria, according to the Kremlin, Xinhua reported.

The phone call at the initiative of the French side took place ahead of a summit between Putin, Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday in Turkey's Istanbul on the topic of the Syrian settlement.

Published : Sunday, October 28, 2018 07:00 [IST]
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