March 14, 2016 / 5:58 PM / 3 years ago

Syria's Assad says hopes Geneva talks lead to concrete results: Kremlin

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuelan state television TeleSUR in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on September 26, 2013. Sana Sana / Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he hoped peace talks in Geneva would lead to concrete results, the Kremlin said in a statement.

In a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Assad stressed the need for a political process in Syria, the Kremlin said.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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