Moscow, SANA � Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed with the permanent members of the UN Security Council the situation in Syria in the framework of the upcoming summit for the Astana process guarantor states in Sochi.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Piskov was quoted by Novosti news agency as saying that the meeting dealt with the situation in Syria prior to the upcoming summit for the presidents of Russia, Iran, and Turkey, which is to be held on 14th of February in the Russian city of Sochi.
Putin calls for more efforts to bolster political solution for crisis in Syria
Later in the day, President Putin called for exerting more efforts to bolster the political solution for the crisis in Syria.
In a speech delivered on his behalf by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on occasion of Diplomats' Day, Putin said that there is still much to do towards reaching a solution for the crisis in Syria and achieve political and diplomatic solutions for other crises.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)