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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Syria

May 11-12, 2010

President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation and his wife paid a 2-day official visit to Syria this week. The Russian President held talks with President Bashar al-Assad and senior Syrian officials on the bilateral relations and latest developments in the region and the world.

In August 2008, President al-Assad paid a visit to Russia upon an invitation from President Medvedev. During the visit, Presidents al-Assad and Medvedev held talks on regional issues, calling for boosting up bilateral relations. The two leaders stressed the key role of the Syrian-Russian relations regarding the international issues. In May 2009, President al-Assad received a letter from President Medvedev on bilateral relations and regional developments. Wide-ranging political, economic and trade cooperation agreements were signed between the two countries.

Complete Summary:

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Syria
  • Russian-Syrian summit talks took place
  • Syrian-Russian relations have always been based on mutual support and trust
  • Beginning of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's meeting with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
  • Medvedev vows to expand relations with Syria on all levels, activating multi-dimension political dialogue between Syria & Russia
  • Upon completion of President of Russia's visit to Syria, Dmitry Medvedev and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad met with the leader of Hamas political bureau Khaled Mashal
  • Presidents al-Assad and Medvedev said the status of the two countries and their interaction will have a positive effect on the Middle East, the Caucasus and the world
  • Syria, Russia signed five agreements
  • Joint News Conference of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad following Russian-Syrian talks
  • Joint declaration following meeting of Presidents al-Assad and Medvedev

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Keywords: Russia, Syria, al-Assad, Medvedev

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