Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expressed gratitude for the decision to resume air traffic, as well as for the start of deliveries of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Kremlin’s press service reports.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They discussed topical issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation in various fields. Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed gratitude for the decision taken by the Russian side to resume air traffic with Turkey, as well as for the start of deliveries of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine,” the message reads.
“Vladimir Putin also shared his impressions of the recent talks in Geneva with US President Joseph Biden. It was agreed to continue personal contacts and joint work at other levels,” the message says.
“When considering the settlement issues in Syria, the importance of the joint activities of the Russian and Turkish military aimed at preventing the escalation of tension in Idlib and in the north-east of the country, the fight against terrorist groups remaining in these areas was emphasized,” the press service noted. “The exchange of views on the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh continued. A positive assessment was given to the work of the Joint Russian-Turkish Center for Monitoring the Ceasefire and Military Operations. The Turkish President expressed support for Russian efforts to ensure the full implementation of the agreements enshrined in the Statements of the leaders of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan dated November 9, 2020, and January 11. They confirmed their mutual readiness to continue coordination, including in the interests of economic development and the restoration of the transport infrastructure of the region,” the Kremlin added.