Russian President Putin talked with Turkish President Erdogan on the 9th, and the two sides discussed international hot issues such as the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic and the situation in eastern Syria, Libya and Ukraine.
According to the news released on the Russian President’s website, the two sides held detailed discussions on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic, and prepared to strengthen cooperation in vaccine supply and joint production. Relevant departments of the two countries will maintain close contact to ensure the health of Russian tourists visiting Turkey.
Both sides expressed their pleasure at the Libyan parties observing the ceasefire agreement and welcomed the new Libyan government of national unity to power. The two sides also stressed the important role of Russia and Turkey in stabilizing the situation in Syria and promoting dialogue between the parties, and the urgency of cooperating in combating terrorism in Idlib province and other places.
Referring to the situation in eastern Ukraine, Putin said that the Minsk ceasefire agreement was the basis for resolving the dispute in eastern Ukraine and expressed concern that the Ukrainian side evaded the implementation of the Minsk agreement.
Erdogan expressed appreciation for Russia’s efforts to stabilize the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The two sides agreed on the need to accelerate the rehabilitation of transportation facilities in the South Caucasus region.