U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement on violence in Syria. Obama and Putin urged Syria to immediately end the violence.
“To immediately stop the bloodshed in Syria, we call for all acts of violence be stopped,” said the two leaders in a joint statement, as quoted by the BBC.
In a joint statement on the sidelines of the G20 countries meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, the United States and Russia also hopes that the Syrians could determine their own future. “We are united in the belief that the people of Syria shall have the opportunity to freely and democratically determine their own future,” said Obama and Putin.
In addition, after meeting for two hours, Obama and Putin also asked a number of interested parties Syrian conflict, such as the UN and Kofi Annan (UN envoy), to seek ways and find the best solution to the conflict in Syria.
This is the first joint statement made Putin, since the re-serves as President. In addition, the joint statement is considered important, because Russia and China have been considered an obstacle for the U.S. to submit a draft UN resolution to resolve the crisis situation in Syria.
Obama and Putin conducted talks for two hours. Even so, the BBC said there was no smile on the face of Obama and Putin during a press conference conducted. Interaction Obama and Putin also called a rigid place.
In addition to making statements about Syria, the United States and Russia also gave a warning to Iran over its nuclear program. Iran asked to comply with international obligations and “minimizing the use of civilians in the process of uranium enrichment.”