He is accompanied by a large ministerial delegation. Al-Assad arrives in Moscow
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Moscow this afternoon on an official visit to the Russian Federation, during which he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The official reception ceremony for al-Assad took place at the Vnukova International Airport in Moscow, according to the current Russian protocol for receiving presidents, where he was received by Mikhail Bogdanov, special representative of President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Foreign Minister, Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Yefimov, and the Syrian ambassador in Moscow Bashar al-Jaafari.
Syrian and Russian national anthems were played, and al-Assad reviewed the honor guard
Al-Assad is accompanied on his visit by a large ministerial delegation