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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Primakov, Assad Discuss Mideast

DAMASCUS -- President Hafez Assad on Tuesday had lengthy talks on the Middle East peace process with Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov.

Presidential spokesman Jubran Kourieh said the talks covered the "current situation in the region and the state of the peace process.'' He did not elaborate.

Meanwhile, Russia and Syria called for resuming the Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations from the point where they broke off in February. "The requirements of peace are clear,'' Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa told a joint news conference.