Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 13, 2021.
Vladimir Putin spoke about the key outcomes of the trilateral meeting between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on January 11 in Moscow to review the implementation of the Statement on Nagorno-Karabakh of November 9, 2020.
It was emphasised that one of the main results of the negotiations was Azerbaijan and Armenia reaffirming their intention to normalise relations and their readiness for hands-on cooperation in establishing a peaceful life and resuming economic and transport ties. The general stabilisation of the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh has enabled them to agree on a number of important steps in this direction.
For his part, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support for Russia’s efforts towards a settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, and reaffirmed support for the further coordination of actions between Russia and Turkey, including in the interests of the economic development of the region and the promotion of mutually beneficial projects.
Separately, they touched upon several aspects of establishing a Russian-Turkish joint centre to monitor the ceasefire and all military action in the conflict zone.
When discussing the bilateral agenda, they focused on the tasks of increasing mutual trade, expanding cooperation in key areas, as well as combating the coronavirus pandemic, including plans for joint production and use of vaccines.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished each other a happy New Year and expressed confidence that the multifaceted partnership between Russia and Turkey will continue to develop in 2021.
It was agreed to maintain a regular dialogue at various levels.