Syrian President Bashar Al Assad arrives in Moscow - statement

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  • Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023

FILE PHOTO: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during a televised address, Syria February 16, 2023. Syrian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syria's President Bashar Al Assad arrived in Moscow on Tuesday on his first official visit outside the Middle East since last month's devastating earthquake, according to a statement from the Syrian Presidency via Telegram.

The statement added that Assad would hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit, alongside a large Syrian ministerial delegation.

(Reporting by Muhammad Al Gebaly & Adam MAkary; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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