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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

February 21, 2020

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

The focus of the conversation was again on the developments in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Vladimir Putin raised serious concerns over the continuing aggressive actions of the extremist groups. Emphasis was put on the necessity to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.

The two presidents agreed to encourage bilateral interagency consultations on Idlib to ease tensions, provide for a ceasefire and neutralise the terrorist threat. They reaffirmed that contact between military agencies would continue in a more intense manner.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan also touched on the Libyan settlement process, noting that it was important to consistently implement the decisions of the Berlin International Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020.

February 21, 2020