Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with a joint delegation from the European Parliament and the Russian parliament on the day a ceasefire in Syria's civil war is announced. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
STORY: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad met with a joint delegation from the European Parliament and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia on Thursday (December 29), the day a ceasefire was announced by Russia and Turkey. No direct comments from Assad were relayed in a report aired by Syrian TV, and it was not clear if the meeting came before or after Thursday's ceasefire announcement. Moscow said that Assad had committed to observe the truce in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and agreed that planned Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan would be an "important step" to resolve the country's internal crisis.