ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) has told President Barack Obama that their positions on Syria do not coincide but both leaders agree on the need to push for negotiations in Syria's two-year-old civil war.
Obama concedes that they have a "different perspective" on Syria but they have a shared interest in stopping the violence and securing chemical weapons in the country.
Obama met with Putin at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland to discuss the fierce fighting in Syria.
While Putin has called for negotiated peace talks, he has not called for Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) to leave power, and he remains one of Assad's strongest political and military allies.
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