7 Mar 2018 09:09

Putin, Erdogan discuss E. Ghouta situation in UNSC resolution 2401's context in phone call - Kremlin

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Eastern Ghouta in the context of UN Security Council resolution 2401 in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kremlin said in a statement.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president extended condolences over the crash of Russia's Antonov An-26 military transport plane in Syria. The Eastern Ghouta situation was discussed in the context of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2401. The importance of solving humanitarian problems and the need for further uncompromising fight against terrorist groups operating in this region were indicated," the statement said.

Erdogan informed Putin about progress of the Turkish military operation in Afrin. The presidents touched upon topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of joint strategic energy projects, it said.

It was agreed to continue contacts on various levels, the statement said.