Kremlin: talks between Putin and Erdogan in Sochi lasted a little more than four hours Negotiations began at about 15:20 Moscow time. Following their results, the heads of state adopted a joint statement and agreed on partial payment by Turkey for Russian gas in rubles.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin (from left to right)
Negotiations between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended, the meeting lasted about four hours, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reports.
Following the talks, Putin and Erdogan adopted a joint statement, the agency clarifies, citing a correspondent. This was reported to journalists by one of the organizers of the meeting.
In a statement, the presidents stressed the need to ensure the unimpeded export of Russian grain and fully implement the Istanbul agreements. The heads of state also noted the importance of maintaining the political unity of Syria and agreed to hold the next meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council between the two countries in Turkey.
In addition, the presidents at the meeting touched upon topics related to finance and the banking sector, and reached agreements in this area, RIA Novosti quotes Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak. According to him, the heads of state agreed on a partial payment by Turkey for Russian gas in rubles.
The talks between Putin and Erdogan began in Sochi at about 15:20 Moscow time. Before the meeting, Peskov said that the presidents planned to discuss regional problems and bilateral relations, the economy, the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. Putin publicly thanked his colleague for his help in resolving the issue of Ukrainian grain exports and assistance in signing the “package agreement”. The document concerns the supply of Russian food and fertilizers to world markets.
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