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    Putin Discusses Syria Talks Preparations With Kazakh President - Kremlin

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    Preparations for the upcoming international meeting in Astana on the Syrian settlement were discussed in conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev, according to the Kremlin press service.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for international talks on Syrian conflict settlement in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone, the Kremlin said Thursday.

    "Preparations were discussed for the upcoming international meeting in Astana on the Syrian settlement," the Kremlin said.

    The Astana talks are expected to take place on January 23, although a source in the Syrian opposition told Sputnik on Wednesday that they could be postponed for one week.


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