Turkish, Russian leaders discuss coronavirus on phone
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
The Turkish and Russian presidents on April 21 discussed over phone ways to combat the novel coronavirus, according to an official statement.
The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.
The Turkish and Russian presidents expressed their readiness to step up joint efforts in the fight against coronavirus, including through the ministries of health and other relevant structures, as well as to continue close coordination to ensure the return of Russian and Turkish citizens to their homeland, the Kremlin said in a statement, published on its website.
The two leaders also thoroughly examined the situation in Syria, including the implementation of agreements on the Idlib de-escalation zone, and reaffirmed their support for the territorial integrity of Syria.
"At the same time, the importance of further close cooperation between Russia and Turkey through military and diplomatic channels was stressed," the Kremlin said.
Besides, Putin and Erdoğan revised the issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation, primarily in the trade and economic sphere, including the implementation of joint projects in the nuclear energy sector, and the expansion of cooperation in the agricultural and transport sectors.
Turkish, French leaders discuss fight against COVID-19
Meanwhile, Erdoğan on April 21 spoke with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron over the phone, according to
Turkey's Communications Directorate.
In a statement, the directorate said Erdogan and Macron exchanged views on issues ranging from the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic to bilateral relations and regional developments.