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    Putin Informs Egyptian President of Situation With Syrian Ceasefire

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    According to Kremlin statement, Vladimir Putin informed Abdel Fattah Sisi in a telephone conversation of the situation with the Syrian ceasefire.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin informed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi in a telephone conversation of the situation with the Syrian ceasefire, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.

    "The Russian president informed extensively his Egyptian counterpart on ongoing efforts within the framework of implementation of the Joint Statement of Russia and the United States as co-chairs of the International Support Group for Syria on cessation of hostilities in this country since February 27," the statement read.

    Putin stressed that providing conditions for the ceasefire was essential to normalize the situation in Syria and improve the humanitarian situation.

    Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah Sisi agreed in a phone talk on Monday to continue close cooperation on the settlement of the Syrian conflict.

    "It was agreed that Russia and Egypt will continue close cooperation in the framework of the International Support Group on Syria," the statement reads.

    Sisi called for the swift launch of the UN-backed peace process.

    Abdel Fattah Sisi in a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin supported a swift start of the UN-backed political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.

    "Abdel Fattah Sisi praised these [political settlement] steps and spoke in favor of an early launch of the political process of the Syrian settlement under the auspices of the United Nations," the statement read.

    Russia and Egypt agreed to continue close cooperation in the framework of the International Syria Support Group, according to the document.

    Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah Sisi in a telephone conversation stressed the need to continue the fight against international terrorism not only in Syria but also in Libya and Yemen, the Kremlin press service said Monday.

    "The need to continue effective fight against international terrorism, not only in Syria, but also in Libya and Yemen, has been underlined," the press service's statement reads.

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