Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation

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President Trump and President Putin today, meeting on the margins of the APEC conference in Da Nang, Vietnam, confirmed their determination to defeat ISIS in Syria. They expressed their satisfaction with successful U.S.-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between U.S. and Russian military professionals that have dramatically accelerated ISIS’s losses on the battlefield in recent months. THEY AGREED THERE IS NO MILITARY SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA – CONFIRMING THE ULTIMATE POLITICAL SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT MUST BE FORGED THROUGH THE GENEVA PROCESS THROUGH UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2254. THEY ALSO NOTED ASAD’S RECENT COMMITMENT TO THE GENEVA PROCESS.

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