BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Russia and Turkey will continue their efforts to eradicate terrorists from Syria, despite the fact they disagree on the leadership of the country, Head of Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said on Thursday.
“Our interpretations of what is going on in this country [Syria] differ, I mean, our vision of how the existing problems should be resolved. However, the most important thing is that under the circumstances, our two countries [Russia and Turkey] maintain the possibility of bilateral and multilateral cooperation for the sake of achieving the most crucial goal, which is to stamp out the sources of terrorism in Syria,” the senator told a joint meeting of the Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee and the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s foreign policy commission, as quoted by TASS News Agency.
Kosachev also said that the situation in Syria is currently one of the key issues in Russian-Turkish dialogue.
He added that they are expected to share views “related to the situation in the Middle East within a broader context” and more global trends in today’s world, which are often defined by the developments occurring in the US.