The sides expressed satisfaction with the current development of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in various areas, noting that the agreements reached at the summit in Ankara on September 27, 2017, were being successfully implemented, particularly in trade and economic relations.
In the course of a substantive exchange on the situation in Syria, the parties gave a positive assessment of joint efforts within the Astana process, which manifested itself in the creation of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic. The discussion also covered prospects for another, 7th meeting on Syria in the Kazakh capital in late October 2017, as well as practical matters of further coordination of efforts on a Syrian settlement.
Agreement was reached to continue personal contacts. Overall, the conversation was business-like and constructive, directed at strengthening bilateral cooperation and interaction on the regional agenda.