The Russian foreign Ministry: Russia and Turkey in the coming days will hold consultations on Syria


MOSCOW, October 15. Russia and Turkey in the coming days will hold consultations on Syria, said the special envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, speaking at the conference “Russia and Turkey: strengthening a multidimensional partnership”.

“With Turkey we are interested in neighborly relations. Their expansion and ongoing development has contributed to the access to multifaceted in the field of energy strategic partnership, – said Bogdanov. – For a timely discussion of differences has a proven mechanism of the cooperation Council of higher level and strategic dialogue.”

“Confirmed readiness of the Russian foreign Ministry to continue consultations with Turkish partners around the complex issues of the middle East perspective with the aim of finding common ground, he said. – I hope that in a short time – literally within the next days – we will carry out regular consultation with our Turkish partners in order to discuss the situation and try to find common ground that would contribute to the fight against terrorism”.

Russia is counting on the support of Turkey in the fight against terrorism

Russia is counting on the support of Turkey in the fight against terrorism, also noted Mikhail Bogdanov.

“Coordinated action is needed by all stakeholders to curb international terrorism. The efficacy of applying the RF ATT blows to positions of terrorists while the attack the Syrian army shows that the global scourge can and must resolutely fight, – said Bogdanov. – Our anti-terrorist strategy finds understanding from a number of regional countries. We hope that appropriate support will assist us with Turkish friends”.

“Individual efforts to combat “Islamic state” moderate parts of the Syrian opposition, the Kurdish militia with the help of key regional players can play a decisive role in the resistance to the terrorists, – continued the diplomat. At the same time we should not forget about the need to continue international assistance to the efforts for a political settlement of the Syrian and other crises. This should be done on the basis of international law, on the basis of no alternative to negotiating a solution to all problems between the authorities and the opposition”.