MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Preparations for an upcoming meeting between Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were in focus of telephone talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers, Sergey Lavrov of Russia and Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday.
"The sides discussed preparations for an upcoming meetings between Presidents Putin and Erdogan," the ministry said.
The two top diplomats also agreed that measures were needed to create a favorable atmosphere for dialogue on Syrian settlement, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday after their telephone conversation.
"The ministers spoke in favor of measures to create favorable atmosphere promoting the efficiency of dialogue on the implementation of agreements in support of Syrian settlement and on other issues on the agenda of the Russian-Turkish relations," the ministry said.
Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday said on Saturday that Putin and Erdogan could meet in Moscow on March 5 or 6. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that preparations were underway to organize the two leaders’ meeting on these dates. He did not say however where these meeting would take place.