“We have always said that we do not exclude any sort of dialogue and believe that dialogue is a needed instrument to express each other’s positions and finding consensus and understanding,” Peskov told journalists.
Peskov was unable to elaborate on what type of format a possible meeting between the two leaders might be held since there has so far been no agreement or signals for a meeting of this type.
Dozens of world leaders are expected to attend the regular September 15-October 6 session covering the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly agenda.
Both Putin and Obama are scheduled to speak at the UN headquarters on September 28.
The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year with nearly a quarter million casualties, according to the United Nations. Government forces are engaged in a two-front campaign against opposition fighters and militants with links to extremist groups.
The United States seeks the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Russia advocates a political solution to the crisis and cooperation with Syrian authorities.
Absurd to Hamper Russian Efforts on Settling Syrian Crisis
Moscow believes it absurd that other countries are taking steps to hamper Russia’s efforts in settling the Syrian crisis and the fight against the Islamic State, Peskov said.
“We completely agree that it’s necessary to settle the catastrophic situation that is currently seen in Syria and efforts are needed in the fight against the catastrophic spreading of the so-called Islamic State. In regard to this, there is no differences [of opinion] and it’s completely absurd in this case to hamper those efforts that Russia is making with efforts that are being made by other countries,” Peskov told journalists.
The spokesman argued in favor of Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad as the "only active force in the country able to counter the further spread of IS."
"Unfortunately, we have yet to hear any intelligible explanations for the immediate actions to stop the spread of IS in Syria from our partners," Peskov elaborated.
The "complete failure of such rhetoric" is demonstrated by Russia’s standing as a responsible and vital member of the international community, alongside Putin’s active efforts on the international front, he added.
Russia has confirmed in recent days that it is assisting the Syrian government led by President Bashar Assad in its efforts to combat ISIL terrorists.
Following the news, Western media began to speculate about an alleged Russian military buildup in Syria, a claim that Moscow has denied.
Russia has been engaged in multilateral efforts to solve the ongoing civil war in Syria through dialogue, as well as providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.