Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

28.04.2020

On April 28, Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The parties had an in-depth discussion on the coronavirus pandemic, the measures being taken by the two states to prevent the spread of the infection and the prospects for cooperation in this area. The ministers particularly noted the two countries’ well-coordinated efforts to return Russian and Turkish nationals to their respective home countries.

Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu also exchanged views on the progress towards a peaceful settlement in Syria and developments in the Idlib de-escalation zone in the context of implementing the Additional Protocol to the Sochi Memorandum of September 17, 2018, that was adopted on March 5, 2020.

The ministers also covered topical aspects of bilateral relations and cooperation within international organisations.