Obama discussed Syrian issue with Putin

US leader said the talks were difficult.

6 September 2016 12:11

US President Barack Obama said the talks on the peaceful settlement of the war in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin were constructive. The negotiations were held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, reports Reuters.

The two leaders spent about 90 minutes in a meeting about getting the humanitarian aid into Syria, as well as a cease-fire and military cooperation.

We have had productive discussions on how the real deal to end hostilities in Syria should look like. Such an agreement will enable the United States and Russia to focus on the fight against our common enemies, such as the "Islamic State" and "Al-Nusra Front," the US President told a press conference following the G20 summit in Hangzhou.

Obama stressed that the negotiations were difficult since the differences on the functioning of this agreement have not been overcome yet. The US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will continue to work on it in the coming days.

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