Unofficial translation from Russian
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov Meets with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Gül
A meeting took place in Madrid on June 3 between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov and Abdullah Gül, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
During the talk, a constructive exchange of views on security and stability in the European and Asian regions and on Russian-Turkish cooperation in the fight against international terrorism, including in the context of the situation in the North Caucasus, took place. The ministers also discussed other pressing international problems of mutual concern, including the tasks of the post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq and of intensifying the peace process in the Middle East. The interlocutors devoted special attention to prospects for the further onward development of bilateral Russian-Turkish relations.
June 4, 2003