Turkish-Russian delegations to meet, with Syria on the table

The Russian Foreign Ministry said a new meeting will be held with the Turkish side in Antalya, Wednesday, 30th June, with the aim of discussing a number of files, most notably Syria and Libya.

According to the statement, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, as part of the two delegations from the two countries. The statement said that the talks will discuss the files of Syria, Libya, the South Caucasus, MENA, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.

The meeting will headline several important topics, as it comes a few days after the meeting in Rome, and a few days before the Astana conference early next month.

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out intensifying political dialogue between the two countries as Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held 6 phone conversations since the beginning of this year. The two presidents had stressed in a phone call a few days ago the need to continue joint coordination in Idlib, Syria.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu affirmed the importance of reaching a political solution in Syria based on UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254.


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