Cooperation between the US and Russia can save hundreds of thousands of lives in Syria, US President Donald Trump said at a joint news conference after summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We also discussed at length the crisis in Syria. Cooperation between our countries has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives,” the US leader said.
Trump’s statement comes just weeks after the US warned Russia about launching an offensive in Syria’s Daraa province.
However, despite his disagreements with Putin on Syria, Trump has repeatedly stated in the past that he wants to withdraw the US troops as soon as possible.
The Russian President expressed his desire to withdraw his forces from Syria after a surprise visit to the Hmeymim Airport in the Latakia Governorate.
Since Putin’s Syria visit, the Russian military has withdrawn a large number of soldiers and air assets from the country.