Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed that the ceasefire between the Syrian government and supposed moderate opposition are being upheld in a television conversation they had on Thursday.
“It was stated that the agreements achieved between the government of Syria and the moderate opposition through the mediation of Russia and Turkey on the cessation of hostilities has been observed by and large. It was agreed to step up active joint efforts to prepare for intra-Syrian negotiations in Astana,” the Kremlin said in an official statement.
It was announced that the phone call had been requested from Turkey.
“Also, there was a discussion of bilateral problems, including further restoration of full-scale trading and economic ties and a meeting of the high-level cooperation council under the chairmanship of the two heads of state, to be convened in the near future,” the Russian presidential press-service said.