The US and Russia on Tuesday agreed to support the UN efforts to peacefully resolve the civil war in Syria that has lasted the last seven years. In a statement released by the White House, Us President Donald Trump and Russian Vladimir Putin talked for over an hour and agreed that the peaceful crisis resolution by the UN was the best for Syria as it would end the Humanitarian crisis and allow displaced Syrians to return home.
Trump talked by phone with Putin a day after the Russian leader held discussions in Russia with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad about a political resolution to the civil war, which has killed 400,000 people.
The agreement between the two superpowers is a welcome relief to the Syrian people and is seen as a major milestone in continued cooperation in the fight against terror elements in the Middle East and Asia.
Russia has bolstered Assad’s rule with airstrikes since late 2015 against groups trying to overthrow his regime, with Iranian fighters also supporting Damascus, and Turkey backing the Syrian opposition. Kremlin believes that the Syrian crisis now needs to pursue a political process that will see the country eventually stabilizing.
In addition, they discussed ways “to implement a lasting peace in Ukraine,” where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting troops loyal to Kyiv, and how to keep international pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear weapon and missile development programs.