Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the record growth of trade and energy projects of the two countries, the grain deal and the Syrian settlement. This was reported on Sunday by the press service of the Kremlin.
“Bilateral expanding cooperation in various fields was discussed in detail. In particular, the leaders stressed the record growth in trade between the two countries. The special significance of energy joint projects is emphasized, primarily in the gas industry. Taking into account the results of the talks in Istanbul, Alexei Miller, Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom, continued the exchange of views on the initiative to create a regional gas hub in Turkey,” the report says.
The leaders also discussed the implementation of the Istanbul agreements of July 22 on the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports and the export of fertilizers and agricultural products to Russia.
“This deal is complex in nature, which requires the removal of obstacles to supplies from the Russian Federation to meet the needs of the most needy countries. Putin outlined his fundamental assessments of the situation around Ukraine,” the press service stressed.
Putin and Erdogan also touched upon the issue of resolving the Syrian situation in the context of compliance with the provisions of the Russian-Turkish memorandum of understanding of 2019.
“The foreign policy and defense departments of the countries will maintain close contacts in this regard,” the Kremlin noted.