Russia and Turkey are united in understanding that it is necessary to fight terrorism and settle the crisis in Turkey politically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday after meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

 

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“We had a very useful conversation on a very broad range of issues,” he said. “Special attention was paid to topical international problems, including the situation in Syria,” Lavrov said.

 

“We were united in understanding a need to as soon as possible curb terrorist threats in this country, stop bloodshed, put the settlement process on a political track and ensure the settlement of humanitarian problems, delivery of aid,” he said.

 

The diplomat said all this must be implemented in accordance with the agreements that were earlier reached within the framework of the International Syria Support Group and on the basis of resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council, which “formulated a comprehensive approach on all aspects of the Syrian crisis in the interests of its stable and safe settlement,” he added.