During a telephone conversation, Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdoğan discussed critical aspects of Russian-Turkish relations, reports the Kremlin’s press service.
Putin and Erdogan positively assessed the progressive development of multifaceted bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of strategic projects in the energy sector, as well as in the military-technical sphere.
“The parties agreed to put the TurkStream gas pipeline into service at the end of December 2019. Both presidents stressed the importance of continuing coordinated steps to stabilize the situation in northeastern Syria and exchanged views on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Putin and Erdoğan also noted the need for further joint efforts to implement the relevant Russian-Turkish agreements reached in 2018,” reads the message of the Kremlin’s press service.
Also, the presidents positively assessed the results of the first meeting of the Syrian constitutional committee. The parties noted the contribution of the guarantor states in the Astana process to the preparation of this event. They confirmed their further desire to promote the inter-Syrian political dialogue.
During the conversation, the presidents agreed on a schedule of future contacts.