A Russian Parliamentarian delegation met with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Jihad al-Lahham on Saturday (October 24) during a visit to Syria.
The delegation, headed by Duma Council member, Sergey Gavrilov, who said the Syrian President's recent visit to Moscow had opened up new opportunities to find a political solution to the Syrian war, now in its fifth year.
"We consider that the meeting between President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart (Vladimir) Putin gave new ways for political and economic solutions for the crisis," he told reporters in Damascus after meeting with Lahham at the Syrian Parliament Building in Damascus.
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