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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

April 4, 2017

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Turkish side’s initiative.

The President of Turkey offered his deep condolences over the terrorist attack in the St Petersburg metro and passed on words of support and sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. The presidents reaffirmed their mutual intention to further develop bilateral counterterrorism cooperation.

The presidents spoke about the Syrian settlement. It was agreed, in particular, to continue supporting the cessation of hostilities in Syria and promoting the negotiation processes in Astana and Geneva.

Current issues of Russian-Turkish relations were also discussed, taking into account the agreements reached at the meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council on March 10 this year in Moscow.

April 4, 2017