ANKARA/MOSCOW

Russia’s foreign and defense ministers will arrive in Turkey for talks on Sunday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said: “… a delegation from the Russian Federation consisting of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Russian military and security authorities will pay a visit to Turkey on 14 June 2020.”

The delegations are expected to “have consultations and discuss coordination on regional issues,” the statement added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also confirmed the visit, saying the ministers will lead “an interdepartmental Russian delegation” and that the visit is “in accordance with the agreements” between the Russian and Turkish presidents.

Moscow and Ankara have held frequent consultations recently on the situation in Syria and Libya, and the two issues — particularly the latter — are expected to dominate discussions during the latest visit.

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