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The presidents of Russia and Syria have discussed the Middle East

January 3 2009

At the initiative of the Syrian side today held a telephone conversation of President Dmitry Medvedev and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Heads of state exchanged congratulations with the New Year and best wishes in this regard, the Russian and Syrian peoples. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.

In the center of discussion during the talks was the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East. The presidents of Russia and Syria have expressed serious concern over events in the Gaza Strip.

It was noted that the continuing military action has led to a large number of civilian casualties. This tragic list continues to grow. Extremely alarming Humanities situation in the Gaza Strip. In this regard, stressed the need for a speedy end to bloodshed, writes

Medvedev and Assad expressed their intention to continue the contacts and consultations at various levels to promote international efforts to achieve a ceasefire and the overall normalization of the situation in the Middle East.

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