The Pentagon commented on the Russian-Turkish aviation agreement on Syria

Jan 13, acting assistant Secretary of defense for international security Elissa Slotkin told about the attitude of the American side of the recently signed Memorandum on flights in Syrian airspace.

As informs “the Russian Dialogue,” the U.S. defense Department welcomes the signing of this document. Also, the Pentagon is hoping that a similar Memorandum on Syria, concluded between the United States and Russia, will be faithfully implemented by both sides.

Slotkin noted that she transferred the negotiations with Russia about signing of the Memorandum, so she welcomed the conclusion of a similar document with Turkey.

“If the Turks and the Russians agreed this is a positive moment,” she added.

The Pentagon spokesman stressed the importance of the agreement signed with Russia, as the US and Russia are acting in Syria on “an unprecedented close range” . She also noted that both parties learned lessons from the tense moments that have happened in the past.

Recall, 12 January it became known about the two countries signed the document, whose main task is to coordinate videoconferencing videoconferencing Russia and Turkey to Syrian airspace, and in the prevention of air incident.

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