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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish President expressed his deep condolences over the tragedy in the school in Kazan, sending words of sympathy to the families of the victims and best wishes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

The presidents exchanged views on the recent aggravation in East Jerusalem and voiced serious concern over the continuing clashes and the growing number of casualties. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the sides of the conflict to de-escalate the tension and settle their disputes in a peaceful manner.

At the same time, they noted the Russian and Turkish principled position of support for a dual-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the universally recognized norms of international law. They also highlighted the special role of the international quartet of mediators in the peace process (Russia, the EU, the UN and the United States).

The presidents also spoke about the current state and the outlook for cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to deliver Sputnik V vaccines to Turkey. A Turkish delegation will visit Moscow in the next few days to discuss this issue.

The President of Russia extended his greetings to Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the people of Turkey on Eid-al-fitr, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

A regular bilateral dialogue will be continued at various levels.

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