President of Russia met with Prime Minister of Turkey
November 22, 2013, 12:15, St Petersburg
Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan before the meeting of the High-Level
Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council.
Mr Erdoğan is in Russia on a working visit at Mr Putin’s invitation.
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Prime Minister, let me wish you a warm welcome to Russia once more,
this time to St Petersburg.
We have not met for quite a while, but even without our personal direct involvement, relations between Russia and
Turkey continue their successful development. I think that you and I will certainly do nothing to hinder this
development at our meeting today. On the contrary, it is our intention to help it even further, and I am sure that we
can achieve this. We have good cooperation plans.
I want to thank you for accepting our invitation to come here for these consultations. Welcome!
PRIME MINISTER OF TURKEY RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN (translated from Russian):Mr President, I also want to say
what a pleasure it is to see you again to take part in the fourth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation
I place great importance on today’s talks, during which we will discuss current bilateral and international issues.
I think that there are steps we can take and projects that we should undertake together. I am sure that we will discuss
today the future possible joint steps we can take and outline plans for their implementation.
Thank you very much for the warm reception.