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King, Putin discuss Syria, Mideast over phone
Amman, 7 January 2014

His Majesty King Abdullah and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asserted the distinguished relations between Jordan and Russia and discussed means to boost them.

In a telephone call, the two leaders also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, especially those pertaining to the Syrian crisis as well as the preparations for the Geneva II conference on Syria, besides efforts to achieve peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, in pursuance of international resolutions and the two-state solution.

King Abdullah extended his best wishes to the Russian people on the occasion of Christmas. He also extended his condolences to Putin over the loss of life in the recent suicide bombings in the city of Volgograd.

His Majesty expressed Jordan’s denouncement of the attacks during which more than 30 people were killed.