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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

May 29, 2018

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

The two leaders continued their in-depth discussions on the situation in Syria. They emphasised the importance of a political settlement, particularly with due regard for the solutions coordinated in Astana.

Both leaders expressed their commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.

They also discussed the development of Russian-Turkish relations in the context of the decisions adopted at the seventh meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council held in Ankara on April 3.

They also expressed satisfaction with the consistent implementation of strategic joint projects in energy, including the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. They welcomed the successful completion of the talks on conditions for the transit of Russian natural gas via Turkey and confirmed their resolve to continue to strengthen the mutually beneficial partnership.

May 29, 2018