The leaders continued their substantive exchange of views on the developments in Syria. They voiced their concern about the escalation of tension in Idlib, which resulted in numerous casualties, including among Turkish military personnel. They emphasised how important it is to improve the effectiveness of coordination between the Russian and Turkish defence ministries.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the implementation of the Russian-Turkish agreements reached in 2018 and 2019. They stressed that the priority task was to fight international terrorist groups.
Both sides reaffirmed that it was necessary to adopt additional measures in order to normalise the situation in northwestern Syria. They agreed to step up the corresponding interagency consultations and to examine the possibility of soon holding a meeting at the highest level.