Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said he backed “new proposals” on resolving the Syrian conflict that French President Francois Holland put forward during his ongoing visit to Russia.

“Mr. President has formulated some new proposals that we need to discuss with other partners and try to implement,” Mr. Putin said at a joint press conference with Mr. Holland after their talks at the Kremlin on Thursday.

Neither the Russian President nor his French counterpart gave any details of the new proposals, but Mr. Holland said that they had discussed ways of launching a “political dialogue that would involve all sides in the conflict.”

Mr. Putin hinted at some progress in bridging the positions of Russia and France on Syria.

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