"The memorandum signed by the presidents of Turkey and Russia is being implemented, not without difficulty, but we see that this is perhaps the only way to ensure peace and maintain Syria's sovereignty", Shoigu said at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
The minister pointed out Russia's readiness to share its experience in fighting global terrorism and in providing humanitarian assistance to affected areas, including mine clearance and medical aid.
Addressing the statement, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar noted that talks with the Russian delegation have concluded, as the sides had "largely" reached an agreement, Anadolu reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed during the talks in Sochi that Russian military police and Syrian forces would facilitate the pullout of Kurdish militants from the Syria-Turkey border within 150 hours.
After the withdrawal, Russian and Turkish officers will patrol the border to prevent any possible clashes in the area.
The agreement stabilised the uneasy situation in the region after an offensive in Syria launched by Ankara earlier this month. The op targeted the Daesh* terror group as well as Kurdish militants, as Turkish authorities consider them to be affiliated with Kurdistan Workers' Party, banned in the country.
* Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia