Shoigu on behalf of Putin, met with Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu during his visit to Syria met with President Bashar al-Assad, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov. Negotiations with Assad Shoigu held on behalf of the Russian President.

According to the representative of the defense Ministry, the Russian Minister discussed with the President of Syria “topical issues of military and military-technical cooperation” between the two countries. Also during the negotiations was discussed “certain aspects of cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups operating in Syria”.

According to the state Syrian television, which refers to Agency Reuters, Assad and Sergei Shoigu during the visit of the head of the defense Ministry in Damascus, discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism. Details of the meeting in the message is not given.

During his visit to Syria, the Minister of defense on behalf of Putin inspected Russian troops on the base Hamim. In particular, Shoigu checked the starting positions of the s-400 that is installed at the air base.