Merkel, Putin Don't See Eye to Eye About What to Do With Syria
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's call to financially contribute to the Syria reconstruction.

Speaking after talks with Putin outside Berlin on Saturday, Merkel said the focus should rather be on averting a Syrian army operation to retake the militant-held province of Idlib.

Her retort came after the Russian leader underlined the need for assistance to rebuild Syria and ensure that refugees could safely return to their homeland.

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 18, 2018 at Schloss Meseberg castle in Meseberg (AFP)
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