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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

November 10, 2020

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

Vladimir Putin informed his Turkish counterpart of the contents of the arrangements reached with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, as set forth in their trilateral Statement dated November 9, 2020.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised Russia for its mediation efforts, which create a solid foundation for bringing about a lasting comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The agreement on a complete ceasefire was especially important as it allowed stopping the bloodshed. It was agreed to continue working together to implement the package of measures set forth in the Statement.

The two presidents also discussed cooperation on Syria, including coordinating efforts to facilitate the political process and resolve humanitarian problems.

Current matters related to fighting the coronavirus infection were also touched upon. The parties reaffirmed their intention to step up contacts between the healthcare ministries and other relevant agencies of the two countries, including for working together to produce vaccines.

The two leaders agreed to maintain a regular dialogue in various formats.

November 10, 2020