A special focus was given to Syrian settlement ahead of the quadrilateral Russia–Turkey–France–Germany summit to begin in Istanbul today. The discussion touched on a number of issues on the Istanbul summit agenda. Emphasis was laid on stepping up joint efforts to promote a political process in Syria, including the formation and launch of the Constitutional Committee.
The heads of state discussed the Russian President’s participation in the upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (Armistice Day). The issue of holding a Russia-US summit meeting in the French capital was also brought up.