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Putin and Trump make joint statement

Presidents of Russia and the United States Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump made a joint statement on Syria. Rambler.ru reported citing RIA Novosti.

It is about the decision to defeat in Syria the terrorist group Islamic State (an organization banned in Russia).

According to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, the document was prepared in advance by experts of the two countries, and its final version was agreed on Saturday by the heads of the foreign policy departments of Russia and the United States, Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson.

«Today, President Putin and President Trump, during a meeting on the sidelines of APEC countries conference in Da Nang (Vietnam), confirmed their determination to defeat ISIL in Syria,» the statement said.

It also mentions the commitment of Russia and the United States to «sovereignty, independence, unity, territorial integrity and secular character of Syria» in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

This resolution was adopted in 2015. It spells out all the nuances of the peace process in Syria.