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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

April 1, 2020

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

The presidents discussed developments related to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and excganged information on measures taken to combat this infection. Particular attention was paid to cooperation in repatriating Russian citizens who are in Turkey.

They continued a substantive exchange of views on the Syrian settlement, including the implementation of the Russian-Turkish agreements of March 5, 2020, to stabilise the situation in the Idlib zone. The Libyan agenda was also discussed.

In addition, the leaders spoke about a number of current issues on the bilateral agenda, with a focus on trade and economic cooperation.

The presidents agreed to continue communication at various levels.

April 1, 2020