Putin: the Process of settlement of the conflict in Syria continues

Путин: Процесс урегулирования конфликта в Сирии продолжается

The process of political settlement in Syria is progressing, it is necessary to ensure the complete elimination of hotbeds of terrorism in Idlib and increase humanitarian aid, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, speaking at the SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan.

“Real results in the fight against international terrorism has been achieved in Syria. Largely due to the comprehensive assistance of Russia of the legitimate Syrian government, the militants of the terrorist forces suffered a defeat”, – quotes the President of the Russian Federation, RIA “Novosti”.

Putin added that at the present time under the control of the ATS returned a large part of the country.

“Advancing the process of political settlement, work is progressing on the formation of the constitutional Committee,” said the President.

According to him, the priority now is to ensure the complete elimination of hotbeds of terrorism, who remain in the country, particularly in Idlib. In addition, a parallel need to increase the volume of humanitarian aid and assistance for economic recovery of Syria from the international community.

Recall that in Bishkek on Friday opened a summit of the SCO. The event was attended by the heads of all countries-participants: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and India and Pakistan. In addition, at the summit of the representatives of observer States: Belarus, Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia.

Earlier, Russian President gave an exclusive interview to broadcasting company “WORLD” in which, in particular, spoke about the principles of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO).