Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday the Russian President Vladimir Putin's Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev.
Lavrentiev conveyed Putin and the entire Russian leadership's congratulations over establishing full control on capital Damascus and its countryside, with al-Assad praising them in return, describing Russia as a partner in these victories which will not stop until the elimination of the last terrorist and liberating the remaining terrorist hotbeds.
The meeting emphasized on the importance of developing mechanisms to implement the outcomes of the recent Sochi summit in terms of continuing counterterrorism, ramping up Russia's participation in the reconstruction, as well invigorating and pushing the political process forward.
In this regard, al-Assad pointed out to some international parties which are separated from reality when it comes to approaching the situation in Syria are an obstacle to any breakthrough in the political track, urging them to show a minimum amount of political realism, halt the support for terrorism and embrace political work.
Lavrentiev, for his part, said Sochi's recent meeting and talks have given fresh impetus to bilateral relations between the two countries and the various aspects of mutual cooperation.
He further urged all international parties which have a genuine desire to back the political process to seize the positive developments in Syria and the Syrian government's efforts to push the political process forward, and to support endeavors to reach conclusions that will put an end to the war and stop bloodshed in Syria.
Source: SANA, Edited by website team