Putin and Erdogan welcomed the joint work in the process

MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone conversation gave a positive assessment to the joint work in the framework of the Astana process. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin.

“During the substantive exchange of views on the Syrian issue gave a positive assessment of the joint work in the framework of the Astana process, which was manifested in the creation of zones of de-escalation in the Syrian Arab Republic, – is spoken in the message. – Discussed the prospects of the next, seventh meeting on Syria, in the capital of Kazakhstan in late October Affected the practical issues of further coordination of efforts to resolve the situation in Syria.”

“Both sides expressed satisfaction with the current development of Russian-Turkish cooperation in various areas. Noted that the agreements reached at the summit in Ankara on September 28, successfully implemented, including in trade-economic sphere”, – emphasizes a press-service of the Kremlin.

The two leaders agreed to continue personal contacts. “Overall, the discussion was businesslike and constructive, aimed at strengthening cooperation at the bilateral and regional agenda”, – stated in the message.