Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
On February 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bonn.
The two ministers considered the key issues related to the state of and prospects for Russian-Turkish relations, primarily in the political, trade and economic areas. They held a detailed exchange of views on the situation in Syria, including in the context of coordinating the joint fight against international terrorism, consolidating the cessation of hostilities in that country, and facilitating the process of political settlement. They also paid special attention to promoting the so-called Astana process.