Patriarch Kirill hopes that Syria will set the «solid world»

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The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill hopes to eliminate the last pockets of tension in Syria and the establishment of a solid peace on this earth, he stated at the meeting with the Supreme mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun.

The first 2014 meeting of spiritual leaders was held on Tuesday at the Patriarchal residence Danilov. «Most of Syria liberated from terrorists, although there remain tensions. But we hope that after all these pockets will be suppressed, and restored peace and justice in the land of Syria,» — said the Patriarch.

He drew attention to the need to prevent extremism in the country: «we must work to ensure that does no one ever more in the land of Syria was unable to use terrorist methods to achieve their political goals.»

The Patriarch also recalled that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Muslim community of Russia on a reciprocal basis, actively participate in the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

Armed conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. At the end of 2017, it was announced victory over the banned in Russia by a group of ISIS* in Syria and Iraq, in some areas of these countries with the assistance of videoconferencing continue to sweep from the militants. At the moment the most important is a political settlement and the restoration of Syria.