Moscow, July 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria, the Kremlin said. “Special attention was devoted to humanitarian aspects of the Syrian settlement process, including the implementation of a joint Russian-French initiative on rendering assistance to the population of Eastern Ghouta,” the Kremlin said in a statement on Saturday, Xinhua reported.
Earlier on Saturday, the Russian Defence Ministry said that a Russian military transport aircraft had delivered 44 tonnes of humanitarian cargo from France to Syria. The two leaders also discussed a number of international and regional issues as a follow-up to the talks held on July 15 in Moscow, according to the Kremlin statement. On July 15, Putin and Macron discussed the positive developments in Russia-France relations at their talks held in the Kremlin. Putin confirmed that the mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries are being restored. (IANS)