Putin meets Annan, vows to back UN interpretation of Syrian resolution

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Special Envoy Kofi-Annan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin
at Kremlin 
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met Kofi Annan and vowed to support UN interpretation of Syrian resolution.

Both the leader discussed the deteriorating situation in Syria and to paved the way to end the Syrian bloodshed as on Tuesday clashes between government forces and rebels were reported on the third consecutive day.

“From your very first steps as the Special Envoy for the United Nations and the League of Arab States, that we have supported and continue to support your efforts to restore civil peace in Syria,” Putin told Annan.

 “We will do everything we can to support your efforts,” the Russian leader assured Annan.

To this, the UN-Arab League mediator replied, “Syrian crisis is at a critical time.” 

Notably, this is the Special Envoy’s second visit to Moscow in four months. 

Earlier, Russian side had stated that Annan's plan is the “only viable platform” for resolving Syria’s internal problems.

As per activists, more than 17,000 civilians have been killed in Syria since violence broke out last year.
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