Putin and Macron discuss Syria crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have held a telephone conversation, discussing the Syria issue on Wednesday.
Iran Press/Europe: The two presidents 'thoroughly discussed the Syria issue in light of agreements to form a constitutional committee that the leaders of Russia, Turkey, German and France had reached in Istanbul on October 27, 2018,' Iran press reported.
Besides, the presidents of Russia and France wished each other a happy new year, the Kremlin press service added.
In a joint statement, the participants at the Tehran summit said the Syria crisis could only be resolved through a negotiated political process, and has no military solution.
Russia, Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran are set to hold a new round of talks on the ongoing Syria crisis probably in early January 2019.
The upcoming Syria talks will be the 12th conference organized by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, including nine held in the Kazakh capital Astana.
The biggest achievement of the trio is the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria, which have significantly reduced the level of violence in the conflict-ridden Arab country. 103