Russian, Turkish foreign ministers agree on further steps for successful holding of Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi
MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke by telephone on Wednesday to discuss preparations for a congress on Syrian national dialogue due to be held in Sochi.
"Further to communications between the two countries' leaders the ministers discussed the course of preparations for the Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi. It was agreed to take additional joint steps for successful holding of this event," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.
The call was initiated by Turkey, the ministry said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria by telephone a day earlier.