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Putin and Erdogan start talks in Sochi


SOCHI, Aug 5 Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold talks in Sochi, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. At the beginning of the meeting, the Russian leader called the Turkish Stream one of the most important arteries for supplying Europe with gas from Russia, for which partners in the region should be grateful to Ankara.

"Turkish Stream", unlike all other areas of our hydrocarbon supplies, it works properly, works rhythmically, without any failures", Putin said.

In addition, Putin thanked Erdogan for resolving the issue of grain supplies from Ukraine. He also expressed hope for the signing of a memorandum on the development of trade and economic ties. In addition, the Russian leader suggested discussing the situation in Syria. in turn, he said that the heads of state would have to open a new page in matters of cooperation.

"I include here the issues of energy cooperation, issues of grain exports in the Black Sea, tourism, regional issues", Erdogan noted.

In addition, he urged to prevent failures in the construction of the Akkuyu NPP.08:44Nuclear technologiesRosatom expects Turkish companies to help to complete the construction of unit No. 1 of the Akkuyu NPP. The meeting is taking place on the territory of the Rus sanatorium. The leaders are expected to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, compare notes on the effectiveness of the mechanism for exporting grain from Ukrainian ports, and exchange views on the situation in Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov admitted that Putin and Erdogan will pay attention to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. In addition, the presidents of Russia and Turkey are expected to discuss in detail the subject of Russian-Turkish multifaceted cooperation, including the prospects for further expanding trade and economic ties and the progress of implementation joint strategic projects in the energy sector. Another topic, as Peskov noted earlier, could be military-technical cooperation.

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