Russian President Vladimir Putin and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have said during a meeting in Antalya that it is necessary to fight against terrorism together, TASS reports.
“The recent tragic events in France show that we need to — and we should have done that a long time ago — join forces in the fight against this evil,” Putin said during his meeting with Cameron in Antalya, Turkey, during the G20 summit.
For his part, the UK prime minister expressed condolences on the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt. Cameron noted that the meeting was held after the tragic events in Paris, reiterating the need to work together to counter terrorism. He voiced confidence that it would be possible to discuss Syria during the meeting as well.
He voiced confidence that it would be possible to discuss Syria during the meeting as well. The Russian leader also thanked Cameron for the information provided by Britain.
Relations between Russia and the UK are not at their best, it is necessary to analyze cooperation and outline specific plans for the future, Putin said. “As far as bilateral relations are concerned, they are not at their best, but there is some upturn, including through the intergovernmental commission,” Putin said.
He added that, in general, a good mechanism of cooperation in various areas had been created.
“I think there is a need to analyze what has been done previously, look into the future and outline specific development plans,” the president said.