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Putin, Trump call on global community to boost humanitarian support for Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement they are calling on the international community to build up humanitarian assistance for Syria.
The statement, which the presidents approved on the sidelines of Saturday's APEC summit in Vietnam, says the presidents agreed that it is necessary to alleviate the humanitarian suffering affecting Syria and called on all UN member countries to boost their contribution to satisfying the humanitarian needs there within the coming months.
The conflict in Syria does not have a military solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement.
The US and Russian leaders said in a joint statement that they agreed to continue the existing military communication channels for the security of the US and Russian militaries, as well as prevent any dangerous incidents involving each other's forces in fighting IS (terrorist group Islamic state, outlawed in Russia -TASS).
The Russian and US presidents' joint statement at Saturday's APEC summit in Vietnam, says the leaders confirm that those efforts would contribute to the final defeat of IS.
Both presidents hailed the November 8 memorandum between the US, Russia and Jordan, on supporting the success of the initiative on the ceasefire in southern Syria.
The presidents agreed that a final political settlement should be within the framework of the Geneva process in compliance with UN Resolution 2254, which includes constitutional reform and free elections, the statement reads.
The heads of state noted the recent statement by Syrian President Bashar Assad about the adherence to the Geneva process, constitutional reform and the elections in compliance with the UN Resolution 2254.
[Source: Itar Tass, Da Nang, Vnm, 11Nov17]
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