Nagorno-Karabakh is a priority in Russian-Turkish cooperation, Lavrov says
- 29 December 2020
The presidents of Russia and Turkey have been in close contact despite the pandemic this year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the 8th meeting of the Russia-Turkey Joint Strategic Planning Group in Sochi, APA's local bureau reports.
Mr. Lavropv said that Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met three times this year in person and once in a video conference within the framework of the Astana summit: "They spoke on the phone about 20 times. These statistics indicate the breadth of issues on the bilateral, regional and international agenda that complement our partnership. Therefore, today we will look at the state of political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and tourism relations between the two countries. We have a very rich international agenda: the Astana format for the settlement of the Syrian conflict, our cooperation on the settlement of Libya, and the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is now a priority."