Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to strengthen cooperation on the fight against terrorism, including against ISIL terrorist organization, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint press conference in Sochi after a meeting with Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“[We] confirmed readiness to intensify cooperation for the final destruction of ISIL, al-Nusra Front [outlawed in Russia], other extremist groups,” Putin said after talks with the leaders of Iran and Turkey.
The Russian, Iranian and Turkish leaders have reaffirmed the importance of preserving sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The presidents have also agreed on promoting the Astana peace talks on Syria.
Presidents of Iran and Turkey have supported Russia’s initiative of a national dialogue in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the press conference.
President Rouhani called for supporting the stability in Syria which is going to hold elections based on a new constitution.
Erdogan stressed that excluding the terrorist groups from the political process is a priority.
Iran, Turkey and Russia call on all countries to assist settlement in Syria, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.