The leaders are expected to sign a range of security and commercial agreements between the two countries, which resumed diplomatic ties in November after a 26-year suspension.
The talks may also address U.S. allegations that Syria has allowed weapons and militants to cross its border into Iraq, a charge Syria denies.
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