Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart via telephone Tuesday he expects a joint monitoring center that will be established in Nagorno-Karabakh to 'soon' begin operations, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
Erdogan told Vladimir Putin the center should become active as soon as possible “as part of the steps taken to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and bring lasting stability to the region,” Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a Russia-brokered agreement on Nov. 10 to end fighting and work toward a comprehensive solution.
Turkey and Russia have since signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the joint center to monitor the peace deal. It will be established on Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenia's occupation.
It also said that the Turkish leader stressed the need for swift and concrete steps to end the war in Syria and voiced belief in the continuation of Turkey-Russia cooperation in political and military talks to protect Libya’s unity and integrity.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation, APA reports quoting the Public Relations Department of the Turkish Presidential Administration.
The leaders discussed a number of regional issues, including the expansion of Turkish-Russian trade relations, Nagorno-Karabakh and Syria.