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Russia: Cameron and Putin share common goals for Syria01:18

Russia: Cameron and Putin share common goals for Syria

Russian Federation, Sochi
May 10, 2013 at 15:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Cameron and Putin share common goals for Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron at his villa, Bocharov Ruchei, on Friday. Cameron is the first British leader to be welcomed at his villa, which sits on the coast of the Black Sea in the resort town of Sochi.

The aim of the Prime Minister's visit is to discuss Britain and Russia's bilateral relations, particularly their trading ties, along with the Syrian conflict.

During the press conference Putin said that both he and Cameron had a common interest to quickly end the violence and begin peaceful processes to help resolve the Syrian crisis.

Cameron reconfirmed Putin's sentiments by saying that despite their differences in opinion about Syria, both countries "share fundamental aims to end the conflict, to stop Syria fragmenting, to let the Syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism."

The Kremlin has agreed to attend the conference on Syria's future, together with US and other western powers by the end of the month. The aim of the conference is to create a transitional government in Syria, where some 70,000 lives have been lost so far in the conflict.

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Russia: Cameron and Putin share common goals for Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron at his villa, Bocharov Ruchei, on Friday. Cameron is the first British leader to be welcomed at his villa, which sits on the coast of the Black Sea in the resort town of Sochi.

The aim of the Prime Minister's visit is to discuss Britain and Russia's bilateral relations, particularly their trading ties, along with the Syrian conflict.

During the press conference Putin said that both he and Cameron had a common interest to quickly end the violence and begin peaceful processes to help resolve the Syrian crisis.

Cameron reconfirmed Putin's sentiments by saying that despite their differences in opinion about Syria, both countries "share fundamental aims to end the conflict, to stop Syria fragmenting, to let the Syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism."

The Kremlin has agreed to attend the conference on Syria's future, together with US and other western powers by the end of the month. The aim of the conference is to create a transitional government in Syria, where some 70,000 lives have been lost so far in the conflict.