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Russian-Syrian summit talks

May 11, 2010, Damascus

During the talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Dmitry Medvedev expressed confidence that the current friendly relations between Russia and Syria will continue in the future.

The talks continued with participation of the two countries’ delegations. The two sides discussed prospects for the development of economic and humanitarian ties and also touched on issues of the international agenda, in particular, the issue of Middle East settlement.

Following the talks, President of Russia Medvedev and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad issued a joint statement. A number of Russian-Syrian documents on cooperation in areas including information technologies, air traffic, tourism, environmental protection, and scientific technical cooperation were signed.

Following the talks Dmitry Medvedev and Bashar al-Assad held a joint press conference.

May 11, 2010, Damascus