July 21, 2018 / 12:11 PM / in 3 months

Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.

On Friday, France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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