Baghdad Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, in the Kremlin, on an unannounced visit.
At the beginning of the meeting, Putin said: “I am happy to welcome you again in Moscow. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your birthday, which was a few days ago.”
The Russian President congratulated the Syrian President on the good results of the presidential elections, saying to him: “These results confirm the confidence of the Syrians in you, and despite all the difficulties and tragedies of previous years; they are counting on you to return to normal life.”
And the Russian president indicated that Assad is doing a lot to establish dialogue with political opponents
Source: National Iraqi News Agency