Syrian President Assures Russian Counterpart of ‘Readiness’ to Respect Truce

Syrian President Assures Russian Counterpart of ‘Readiness’ to Respect Truce
Wed Feb 24, 2016 15:45:20

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of Damascus’ readiness to facilitate the establishment of a recently brokered ceasefire in the war-torn Arab country.

The Kremlin said that Putin discussed the issue with his Syrian counterpart in a telephone conversation on Wednesday.

Assad hailed the recent Russia-US statement on cessation of hostilities in Syria as an “important step toward political settlement” of the crisis in the Arab country, the Kremlin added.

The United States and Russia announced on Monday that they had reached a deal for a ceasefire in Syria which would begin on February 27. The Syrian government said the following day that it accepts the terms of the ceasefire deal on the basis that military efforts against terrorist Daesh and Nusra Front groups continue.

The Kremlin said that the two leaders also stressed the importance of the “continued and uncompromising” fight against terrorist groups, including, Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

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