April 11, 2018 / 10:42 AM / 9 months ago

Russian lawmakers plan to meet Syria's Assad - Ifax

A poster of Syrian President Bashar al Assad is seen as a woman watches while buses carrying freed hostages and rebels who were evacuated from the rebel-held city of Douma arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A group of Russian lawmakers plans to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Interfax news agency reported citing a Russian lawmaker.

“We plan to meet him to discuss the situation and support the people of Syria in its fight against terrorism,” Dmitry Sablin, a deputy in the Russian lower house of parliament, was quoted as saying.

Sablin did not specify where or when a meeting might take place.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Christian Lowe

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