Presidents Putin and Erdogan issued a joint statement after talks in Sochi. The presidents also agreed to transfer part of the Russian gas payment to rubles, to jointly fight terrorism in Syria and maintain its territorial integrity. They agreed to expand cooperation in certain areas
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The Presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a joint statement following the talks, noted the need to fully implement the agreement on grain exports, including part of the supply of Russian food and fertilizers to the world market, the text of the document is given by the Kremlin press service.
“The need to ensure the full implementation of the Istanbul package deal in accordance with its spirit and letter was emphasized, including the unhindered export of Russian grain, fertilizers and raw materials for their production,” — said in a statement.
In addition, the presidents agreed on the following:
- partially convert Turkey's payment for Russian gas supplies into rubles;
- to fight terrorism together in Syria and uphold its territorial integrity;
- uphold the sovereignty of Libya;
- hold the next meeting of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council in Turkey.
Financial and banking issues were raised at the talks, he told reporters Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. The presidents spoke about the economy and energy, trade and transport, agriculture, industry, construction and tourism, agreeing to deepen cooperation in each of these areas.
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Negotiations between Putin and Erdogan began at about 15:20 Moscow time on August 5 in Sochi, the meeting lasted a little over four hours.
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