Turkey, Russia discuss Syria over phone

(MENAFN) Joint steps of settlement of the Syrian crisis have been discussed as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke over the phone, the Kremlin said Saturday.

"Pressing issues of the international and regional agendas were discussed. Special attention was paid to settling the Syrian crisis on the basis of the corresponding resolutions of the UN Security Council and agreements reached as part of the Astana format," a Kremlin statement said.

Both Russia and Turkey are guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire Regime which came into force on December 30, 2016.

The two leaders also underlined their shared intention to further promote cooperation in various areas, the Kremlin said.

Putin once again congratulated the Turkish leader on his victory in the recent election and inauguration.



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