Jordan’s King Abdullah has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to help end the Syrian crisis by bring warring parties to the negotiating table, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The two met in Moscow in a high stake diplomatic rapprochement between the two countries. Abdullah told Putin he has a vital role to play in seeing the war that has killed hundreds of thousands killed. Russia is a key backer of the Syrian government. “We need to find a solution on Syria. Your role and the role of your country is vital in bringing together all the rival sides to a negotiating table towards a peace solution,” the king told Putin.
The Russian president also met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan on the Syrian crisis on Tuesday and expected to receive Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Moscow on Wednesday.