Putin: Priority now is to eliminate terrorism in Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was progress in the political process in Syria, but said that "the priority task now is to ensure the complete elimination of the terrorist centers that still exist in Syria, primarily in Idlib."

Russian President Vladimir Putin made the remarks during a speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which opened in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.

"Real results have been achieved in the war against international terrorism in Syria," Putin said, referring to Russia's role in supporting the Syrian regime's forces in the devastating war in the country.

"The process of political settlement is progressing and the constitutional committee is in the process," Putin said, adding that the priority now is to ensure the total elimination of terrorist centers still in Syria, primarily in Idlib. "

With the support of Russia since April 30, the regime has been carrying out a massive attack on northwestern Syria, which is under the control of mercenary groups supported by Turkey.

The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which includes India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, kicked off in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Friday. Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are observers.

The next summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held on July 22 and 23, 2020 in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.



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