Russia, Turkey reaffirm commitment to deepen partnership

| Updated: May 28, 2017 09:06 IST

Moscow (Russia), May 28 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated mutual commitment on Saturday to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Kremlin said. During a phone conversation, the two leaders talked about the mutual cancellation of trade restrictions imposed after Turkey downed a Russian jet near the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015, the Xinhua reported. As for the Syrian conflicts, the two leaders underscored the importance of the Memorandum on De-escalation Zones in Syria and they agreed to step up the coordination of efforts on these issues at different levels. Russian-Turkish relations have been recovering since Erdogan apologized in June 2016 to Putin for the downing of the Russian aircraft. (ANI)