Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan to discuss Syria

Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan to discuss Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will discuss possible additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire regime in Syria and ensure the operation of the de-escalation zones.

Vladimir Putin will visit Ankara on April 3-4, 2018  at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s invitation. The seventh meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council will take place in the Turkish capital. The state and development prospects of bilateral trade-economic cooperation and the implementation of joint strategic projects, in particular in the energy sector, will be discussed. It is planned to touch on the current regional and international issues, including the joint fight against terrorism and the situation in Syria.

The leaders are expected to launch the construction of the first power unit for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant through a teleconference.

During the second trilateral meeting of the Astana process guarantors Vladimir Putin will discuss with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the implementation of the agreements reached at the first trilateral summit in Sochi on November 22, 2017. The parties will share opinions on possible additional measures to consolidate the ceasefire regime in Syria, secure the operation of the de-escalation zones, address humanitarian problems and promote political settlement,  the president’s press service said.

Putin will also hold talks with Rouhani, which will focus on issues of Russian-Iranian relations and the regional and international agenda.