The presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan held telephone talks, which discussed the situation in Syria and the fight against coronavirus, reported in the Kremlin.

“the leaders Continued exchanging views on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Expressed their common desire to intensify joint efforts to implement the Russian-Turkish agreement on Iglinsky area of de-escalation, including adopted in Moscow on 5 March this year, the Additional Protocol to the Sochi Memorandum dated 17 September 2018”, – said in a statement on the Kremlin website.

Also, the two leaders discussed the fight against the pandemic coronavirus, stressing the importance of cooperation of relevant agencies of the two countries, including on treatment methods and vaccine development.

“the Russian Head of state thanked the Turkish partners for cooperation in repatriation of compatriots residing in Turkey and for the provision of humanitarian assistance to a number of Russian regions”, – stated in the message of the Kremlin.

In addition, the parties expressed concern over the escalation in Libya.

“the necessity of an early resumption of the indefinite truce and mezhliviysky dialogue based on the decisions of the Berlin international conference January 19, 2020, 2510 approved by the resolution of the UN Security Council”, – reads the statement of the Kremlin.

In the office of the Turkish leader also noted that Erdogan and Putin discussed by telephone the possibilities of cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, reports TASS.

The last time Putin and Erdogan spoke on April 21, was discussed Syria and the situation with coronavirus.