Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/7/23 9:57:22

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria over the phone Saturday, the Kremlin said.

"Special attention was devoted to humanitarian aspects of the Syrian settlement process, including the implementation of a joint Russian-French initiative on rendering assistance to the population of Eastern Ghouta," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a Russian military transport aircraft had delivered 44 tons of humanitarian cargo from France to Syria.

The two leaders also discussed a number of international and regional issues as a follow-up to the talks held on July 15 in Moscow, according to the statement.

On July 15, Putin and Macron discussed the positive developments in Russia-France relations at their talks held in the Kremlin. Putin confirmed that the mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries are being restored.

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