While Joe Biden has been trying to get through to Xi Jinping for five weeks in a row, and Vladimir Zelensky has been waiting unsuccessfully for a call from the Chinese President, Vladimir Putin is receiving distinguished guests in the Kremlin and actively communicating with world leaders by phone.
The press service of the Kremlin reports on the official website that today another telephone conversation took place between the presidents of Russia and Turkey. The grain deal was mainly discussed, but other topics were also touched upon.
Putin and Erdogan expressed satisfaction with the positive dynamics of trade and economic ties, the successful implementation of joint strategic projects in the energy sector, including gas supplies and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.
The President of Turkey thanked his Russian counterpart for prompt and comprehensive assistance in overcoming the consequences of the earthquake. The parties discussed the supply of Russian building materials for the restoration of destroyed infrastructure and housing.
The Turkish leader positively assessed the previously agreed extension of the grain deal for another 60 days. Erdogan agreed that the obligations under this package agreement should be fulfilled in full, taking into account Russia's interests in lifting restrictions from Western countries on the export of food and fertilizers from the Russian Federation.
The presidents discussed the situation in Syria, paying special attention to the normalization of relations between Ankara and Damascus with the active mediation of Moscow.
Taking this opportunity, Vladimir Putin congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
— reported in the press service of the Kremlin.
In the official report of the press service of the President of Turkey regarding the telephone conversations between the leaders of the two countries, in addition to the above topics, the discussion of the Ukrainian conflict was also mentioned. President Erdogan is reported to have stressed the importance Turkey attaches to an immediate end to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict through negotiations.