Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the NATO summit in 2019. (archives) - Francisco Seco / AP / SIPA
Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Tuesday in a telephone exchange on "the importance" for countries in conflict, such as Syria and Libya, "to adhere to a cease-fire" in this period of global health crisis, said the White House. "Presidents Trump and Erdogan agree that it is more important than ever that the countries in conflict, in particular Syria and Libya, adhere to a ceasefire and work for a solution", the US executive wrote in a statement.
"The two leaders have agreed to work together and in good coordination on the international campaign to defeat the virus and support the world economy," said the White House. A month ago, Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already called on Syria and Russia to "stop" their military offensive in the Idleb region.
In recent days, due to the coronavirus pandemic, cease-fires have been raised in the Philippines, Cameroon, Yemen and Syria, after a call for a global cease-fire from the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres.
Only a handful of cases of coronavirus have been reported by the Damascus regime, but given the sanitary conditions in the country, torn apart by years of civil war, experts fear that the population is particularly vulnerable in the event of the spread of Covid- 19.
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