Bashar ul Assad supports
SOCHI: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supported a memorandum reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their talks, the Kremlin said.
Putin informed al-Assad in a phone call about the provisions of the Russia-Turkey memorandum on actions in Syria following talks with Erdogan. The main task is to restore the territorial integrity of Syria and to continue joint efforts for a political settlement of the situation, including work within the framework of the Constitutional Committee, said Putin.
The Syrian president thanked Putin and expressed his full support for the results of the work. Earlier, Russia and Turkey adopted a joint memorandum and agreed to deploy joint forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday.
“Russian military police and Syrian border guards will enter the Syrian side of the Turkish-Syrian border, outside the area of Operation Peace Spring, to facilitate the removal of YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) elements and their weapons to the depth of 30 km from the Turkish-Syrian border, which should be finalized in 150 hours,” the document published on the Kremlin’s website said.–Agencies