Vladimir Putin discusses with visiting King Abdullah II the situation in Syria and Afghanistan
According to the Russian news website the TASS, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested at meeting with visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan that they exchange views on the situation in Syria and Afghanistan.
The Russian leader said: "Of course, we hope for an exchange of views on the most pressing matters. They are the normalization of the situation in Syria and the current escalation in Afghanistan."
He added that these topics have been on the agenda of the Russian-Jordanian relations for years.
According to the TASS, Putin stressed that despite the coronavirus pandemic relations between Russia and Jordan are developing in all areas, including trade and economic ties and political dialogue.
He noted that the intergovernmental commission, chaired by Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev, is working actively.
He said: "We are also working jointly to combat the pandemic and overcome its impacts."
The TASS added, Russian president and the King of Jordan walked around the Patriot Park outside Moscow exhibiting pieces of military hardware.
The Russian president explained that these weapons are both supplied to the Russian army and exported.
In his words, direct contacts with colleagues from the armed forces of foreign countries help build up trust.
Putin said: "Maybe, it is even more important that exhibiting weapons, though it is also important in terms of strengthening stability."
It should be noted that the Russian delegation to the talks included Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev, and presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.