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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

June 5, 2017

At Turkey’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The two presidents discussed the developments around Qatar and called on all interested countries to engage in dialogue with a view to reaching a compromise for the sake of preserving peace and stability in the Persian Gulf area.

It was emphasised that the grave crisis in the Middle East requires well-orchestrated efforts and close coordination of the international community in fighting the terrorist threat.

Both leaders agreed to continue joint efforts to facilitate a settlement in Syria, in part by implementing the agreements on de-escalation zones as soon as possible.

They also discussed certain issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, noting the progress toward fully restoring Russian-Turkish trade and economic ties and implementing the Turkish Stream project.

June 5, 2017