Russian, Turkish FMs to Discuss Bilateral Ties, Syria on July 1 - Kremlin

© Sputnik / Eduard Pesov / Go to the mediabankRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu - Sputnik International
The Russian and Turkish foreign ministers will meet in Sochi on July 1 to discuss bilateral relations and the Syrian conflict settlement, the Kremlin press service said Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015 - Sputnik International
Putin Instructs Gov't to Start Talks With Turkey on Restoring Ties
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The leaders agreed to restore bilateral relations, inluding in the spheres of trade and tourism.

"It was arranged that the ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries will meet in Sochi on July 1 during a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. During this meeting, both the regional situation with the focus on the Syrian settlement and further development of bilateral relations will be discussed," the statement said.

On Monday, the Kremlin announced that Erdogan had sent a letter regarding the incident with the Russian plane, saying "Excuse us" and pledging to take any steps to "relieve the pain and severity of damage" caused to the family of the pilot killed during the incident.

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