Current dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations

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 Putins 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 Council.

I place great importance on todays 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.

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