Putin, Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Putin shakes hands with Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson during a ceremony awarding heads and employees of major energy companies in St. Petersburg
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson during a ceremony awarding heads and employees of major energy companies in St. Petersburg, Russia June 21, 2013. Sputnik/Michael Klimentyev/Kremlin/via REUTERS/File Photo

January 12, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Christian Lowe)