Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (L) shake hands after a joint press conference following their meeting in Ankara, on April 3, 2018. (AFP PHOTO)
MOSCOW, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed joint steps on the settlement of the Syrian crisis over the phone, the Kremlin said Saturday.
"Pressing issues of the international and regional agendas were discussed. Special attention was paid to settling the Syrian crisis on the basis of the corresponding resolutions of the UN Security Council and agreements reached as part of the Astana format," a Kremlin statement said.
Both Russia and Turkey are guarantors of a nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime which came into force on December 30, 2016.
The two leaders also underlined their shared intention to further promote cooperation in various areas, the Kremlin said.
Putin once again congratulated the Turkish leader on his victory in the recent election and inauguration.
On Monday, Erdogan was sworn in as the Turkish president and announced his new cabinet after winning a clear victory in the country's general elections last month.