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President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Syria Bashar Assad

October 8, 2000

The two leaders discussed in detail the general situation in the Middle East and the reasons for the sharp increase in tension in recent days.

Mr Putin and Mr Assad expressed their satisfaction with the constructive nature of the dialogue between Russia and Syria and their firm resolve to continue it at various levels.

October 8, 2000