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    Assad Reaffirms Readiness to Facilitate Political Process in Syria

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    Syrian President Bashar Assad expressed hope that the full-format talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva under the UN aegis will bring concrete results, according to the Kremlin press service.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian President Bashar Assad in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday reaffirmed his readiness to facilitate the political process in Syria and expressed hope that Geneva proximity talks would bring concrete results, the Kremlin press service said.

    "The Syrian leader underlined his readiness to implement the political process in the country," the press service said in a statement.

    "He expressed hope that the full-format talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva under the UN aegis will bring concrete results," the statement said.


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