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UPDATED 6:47 AM PT — Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have reached an agreement on Syria. During their meeting in Sochi, Russia Tuesday, the pair agreed on a path forward to a political solution to the Syrian conflict.

The sides reaffirmed their commitment to fighting Islamic terrorism as well as advancing a shared set of interests in Syria. This includes rewriting the Syrian constitution in order to ensure a peace settlement between President Bashar al-Assad and his political opponents.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, greet each other prior to their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, southern Russia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Pompeo arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)

Secretary  Pompeo also emphasized the importance of cooperation in other areas:

“I have a couple of other ideas to suggest. Some of our cooperation has been excellent: on North Korea, on Afghanistan, we have done good work, counter-terrorism work together. These are the things we can build upon. I know we will have a chance to talk about our strategic security dialogue as well.”

Meanwhile, Putin called for America’s cooperation towards solving regional crises and tackling transnational crime.



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