The Presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talked today over the phone about the urgent need to fight terrorism and tackle drug trafficking in Afghanistan, and agreed to work together, the Kremlin announced.
“The two sides discussed in detail the situation in Afghanistan. They stressed the importance of ensuring stability and peace in the country, strict observance of law and order and the rule of law.
They also stressed that the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking should be given priority. “The presidents agreed to strengthen bilateral coordination on Afghan issues,” the statement said.
The two leaders also spoke about trade and economic co-operation, primarily in the energy sector.