9 Feb 2018 14:18

Putin, Macron note importance of bolstering Russian-French coordination on key aspects of Syrian issue - Kremlin

MOSCOW. Feb 9 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the prospects of a political settlement in Syria in detail over the phone, the Kremlin press service said.

"The sides reiterated their interest in promoting the inclusive intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and in light of the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi on January 30. The sides also discussed options for assisting in Syria's post-conflict restoration. On the whole, they stressed the importance of enhancing Russian-French coordination on key aspects of the Syrian dossier," the press service said.

"The parties also discussed the situation in Ukraine with a focus on the need to fully implement the Minsk Package of Measures as a foundation for peacefully resolving the intra-Ukrainian conflict," it said.

The leaders agreed to continue contacts between various agencies of the two countries, the press service said.