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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

April 30, 2019

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

The two leaders exchanged views on the results of the eighth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council in Moscow on April 8 of this year, noting the importance of effective implementation of the agreements reached on promoting trade, economic, cultural and people-to-people ties, as well as on making continued progress on joint projects, including in the military-technical sphere.

Mr Putin and Mr Erdogan continued their discussion of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Within the context of the 12th International Meeting on Syria held in Nur-Sultan on April 25–26 of this year, it was confirmed that launching the Constitutional Committee as soon as possible is a priority task. However, the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity must be strictly observed.

The two leaders stressed the importance of continued close coordination of Russia and Turkey’s efforts to stabilise the situation in Idlib and the need for effective measures to suppress terrorist groups.

Both sides expressed shared concern over the escalation of tensions in Libya. Mr Putin and Mr Erdogan spoke in favour of achieving a ceasefire and resuming a political settlement process under the UN aegis as soon as possible.

April 30, 2019