Kremlin’s statement on Putin-Erdogan phone conversation

Kremlin’s statement on Putin-Erdogan phone conversation
# 29 June 2016 14:15 (UTC +04:00)

Moscow. Farid Akbarov – APA. During the phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences over the heinous act of terrorism committed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 28, read a statement from the Kremlin’s press service.

Both sides underlined the need to intensify international cooperation in the fight against all terrorist threats, according to the statement.

"The Russian leader said that he will instruct the government to start negotiations with the Turkish authorities to restore the mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in trade, economic and other areas”, the Kremlin said.

Putin instructed the Russian government to lift tourism-related restrictions against Turkey, expressing hope that Turkish authorities will take additional measures to ensure safety of Russian nationals in Turkey, said the statement.

The Kremlin added that the Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to meet in private in Sochi on July 1 to discuss the regional situation, the Syrian crisis and further development of Russian-Turkish relations.

The conversation was constructive and aimed at restoring the traditionally friendly nature of the bilateral cooperation in many spheres, the Kremlin concluded.

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