Russia-Turkey Assess the Joint Work of the Astana Process

President of Russia Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a positive assessment of joint work within the framework of the Astana process during a telephone conversation. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin.

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“During a thorough exchange of views on the Syrian issues, the joint work in the Astana process was positively assessed, which manifested itself in the creation of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the report said. The practical issues of further coordination of efforts to resolve the situation in Syria were touched upon. ” “Both sides expressed satisfaction with the current development of Russian-Turkish cooperation in various areas and noted that the agreements reached at the summit in Ankara on September 28 are being successfully implemented, including in the trade and economic sphere,” reported the press service of the Kremlin.

The two heads of state agreed to continue personal contacts. “In general, the conversation was effective and constructive, aimed at strengthening interaction both on the bilateral and regional agenda,” the report says.

Turkey-Russia Have No Disagreements on Syria

Earlier, Turkish President Erdogan said that Turkey has no disagreements with Russia regarding Syria which was reported by newspaper Hyrriyet.

“At the moment, the process in Idlib goes as we agreed with Russia, we do not have any disagreements with Russia about this, there were no contradictions during the meeting with Iran,” he said. The sixth international meeting in Astana to resolve the situation in Syria was held on September 14-15, 2018.