The Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov
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MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. The foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey Sergei Lavrov and Cavusoglu for talks on Friday covered all aspects of the Syrian settlement, with emphasis on the situation in Idlib. Explicit consent according to the methodology of achieving peace and stability in this province of Syria sides have not reached this topic in the near future will be discussed by the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan, but the common goal – the eradication of the hotbed of terrorism.
Heads of depodesta also called for the speedy formation of the Syrian Committee on the Constitution and creating conditions for the return of refugees to their homeland.
The bilateral issues included the schedule of contacts at the highest level, and facilitation of the visa regime for certain categories of citizens, humanitarian projects, trade and economic cooperation and energy.
Astana – Sochi – Geneva
Moscow has always stressed that the Astana (Russia, Iran and Turkey, where they mostly discussed the military aspects of the settlement, hereinafter – approx. TASS) and Sochi (for the creation of the Syrian constitutional Committee) formats are not intended to replace the Geneva process, and to contribute. The only requirement is the compliance effort to the principles enshrined in UN security Council resolution 2254.