Moscow launched an air campaign on behalf of Assad's forces in 2015 that tipped the conflict in his favor.
This time, the Russian President (known for excellent German skills) and the German Chancellor (a fluent Russian speaker) are set to meet face-to-face in the resort city of Sochi.
"The talks were quite detailed", Peskov said.
"I have always said, and I repeat it again, that we have always wholeheartedly supported the political process, which should proceed in parallel with the war on terrorism", he added.
"We know that will not be easy since there are countries which do not want stability to return to Syria".
Merkel has already said that the Syrian war has grown into a conflict of "gigantic proportions", and it is impossible to be solved without backing from Russia, Europe and others - but not the US.
For his side, Assad on Thursday said that many positive changes have taken place as the terrorists' arena in Syria has become much smaller and hundreds of thousands of Syrians have returned to their homes and millions of others are on their way back. Russian Federation says it never targets civilian areas.
At the meeting, which had not been announced in advance, Putin congratulated the Syrian leader on what he said were significant successes on the battlefield achieved by the Syrian military.
"The terrorists have laid down their arms in key locations in Syria, which has allowed for the restoration of Syrian infrastructure", Putin was cited as saying.
During the dialogue, the parties stressed the need to create conditions for the resumption of the political process full-length, was marked with success and during the Astana process, and the Congress of the Syrian people, held in Sochi. The previous occasion was in November a year ago.
A day after United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned a regime assault on the rebel-held area of Idlib could affect 2.3 million people, Putin met Assad in the southern Russian city of Sochi.
Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country. Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka may such weather till Friday, an IMD bulletin said.
After the payment to Daniels was first revealed by the Wall Street Journal, Cohen acknowledged making the payment himself. Cohen did not deny it but said that he had not been reimbursed by either the president's company or campaign.
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