WORLD Putin, Netanyahu agree to coordinate on Syria

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Putin, Netanyahu agree to coordinate on Syria

Xinhua

17:51, January 05, 2019

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Friday to strengthen coordination on Syrian issues through military and diplomatic channels.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) during their talks at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, July,11,2018. (File photos: VCG)

The Kremlin said the two leaders had a phone conversation on Friday. During the conversation initiated by the Israeli side, the leaders discussed the Syrian situation in the context of the US intention to withdraw its troops from Syria.

They stressed the necessity of finally defeating terrorism and quickly advancing a political settlement in Syria.

Putin and Netanyahu also exchanged views on some other hot issues and agreed to maintain contacts at various levels.

Cover image: Russian President Vladimir Putin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during their meeting on July 11, 2018. 

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