German Chancellor Angela Merkel Russian President Vladimir Putin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin informed Merkel about Russia-Turkey pact on Idlib: Kremlin

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 23:14 IST

Moscow [Russia], Sept 19 (Sputnik/ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, informed her about Russian-Turkish agreements on stabilisation in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, the Kremlin's press service said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Issues of the Syrian settlement were discussed, and the Russian president informed (Merkel) about the Russian-Turkish agreements on stabilization in the Idlib de-escalation zone, reached at the talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on September 17," it said.
Putin and Erdogan on Monday agreed in Sochi to create by October 15, a demilitarised zone along the contact line of the armed opposition and government troops in the Syrian province of Idlib, and the defence ministers of the two countries signed a memorandum on stabilising the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
According to Kremlin press service statement, Putin and Merkel also discussed about overcoming negative trends on global financial markets. "Some issues related to overcoming negative trends on global financial markets were touched upon," the statement said. (Sputnik/ANI)

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