November 15, 2013
Damascus, (SANA)- President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday received a phone call from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in which the latter stressed Russia’s support for the Syrian people’s will.
The conversation touched upon the efforts being exerted to find a solution to the crisis in Syria particularly as far as the proposed Geneva conference is concerned, with President Putin expressing his appreciation of the Syrian government’s stance seeking to make a success of these efforts.
The Russian President voiced hope that all other sides take constructive positions in this regard, expressing his concern over the acts of violence committed by the extremists against the Syrian civilians.
He applauded the Syrian people’s steadfastness in the face of what they are being exposed to, stressing Russia’s support for the Syrian people’s will whom he affirmed are the only ones to decide their country’s future.
President al-Assad, for his part, expressed thanks to Russia for its supportive stance towards the Syrian people and for its rejection of the continued attempts at foreign intervention in their internal affairs , emphasizing the importance of bolstering bilateral relations between the two countries in the interest of their two friendly peoples.
Both Presidents stressed their common interest in continuing cooperation and coordination between the two sides.