Putin and Erdogan to meet this week

Turkish PM Erdogan will visit Russia on Nov. 21-22 with a delegation.

Putin and Erdogan to meet this week

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 22 as part of a cooperation council meeting to discuss bilateral ties as well as regional developments such as Syria.

Erdogan will visit St. Petersbourg on Nov. 21-22 with a delegation to participate in Turkey-Russia High-Level Cooperation Council (UDIK) meeting.

Kremlin released a statement on Tuesday about the visit and said Putin will meet with Erdoğan on Nov. 22 as part of the cooperation council meeting. Both leaders are set to discuss trade, economy, energy and bilateral relations in other spheres.
Moscow also said the meeting will include discussions about Akkuyu nuclear plant, which Russia is tasked to build, and South Stream gas pipeline. The two countries may also sign several agreements on different spheres based on outcomes of the meetings, health being among them.

The UDIK’s sub-branches, such as Joint Strategic Planning Group, co-chaired by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, and Russia-Turkey Inter-governmental Joint Economic Commission, co-chaired by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız and Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak held meetings as a preparation for the summit.

Sources said Davutoğlu, Yıldız, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and other high-level bureaucrats will accompany Erdoğan during his visit to Russia.

Officials of the two countries will discuss the Syrian crisis, Iran’s nuclear standoff, latest developments in Egypt and other regional and international developments.


Last Mod: 19 Kasım 2013, 15:23
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