Obama, Putin agree militaries to hold talks to avoid conflicts in Syria

September 29, 2015 03:12

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Monday to direct their militaries to hold talks to avoid conflict over potential operations in Syria, a US official said.

The two men also agreed to explore options for a political solution in Syria, but disagreed on the future of President Bashar Assad.Obama and Putin met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Their roughly 90-minute talk covered Ukraine and Syria, the official said.

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