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Shoigu Holds Bilateral Talks With Iran, Syria, Turkiye Counterparts

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th April, 2023 02:48:17 PM
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held several bilateral meetings with the defense ministers of Syria, Iran and Turkiye in Moscow, and discussed ensuring global and regional security, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

"On April 25, 2023, the Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, held a number of bilateral talks with the heads of the military departments of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Turkish Republic who arrived in Moscow. During the meetings, topical issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as various aspects of ensuring global and regional security were discussed," the ministry said.

Heavy emphasis was made on strengthening security in Syria and the normalization of Syrian-Turkish relations. Also special attention was paid to the issues of countering all manifestations of terrorist threats, the fight against all extremist groups on the territory of Syria.

Following the talks, the parties reaffirmed their desire to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, as well as the need to intensify efforts for the quick return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.