Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which they discussed the situation in Syria, the press service of the Kremlin reports.

“Vladimir Putin informed about the results of the talks with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad, as well as the goals of the trilateral summit of the countries-guarantors of the Astana process – Russia, Iran and Turkey, held on November 22 in Sochi,” the report said.

In addition, the interlocutors touched upon issues related to the situation in the southern zone of de-escalation in Syria.

During the conversation, the parties also expressed interest in further building mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.

Earlier, Putin held a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and head of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.