The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan ended, the Turkish guest left for the airport, and dusk fell over the Rus residence in Sochi.
And officials in Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak’s apparatus were still putting the finishing touches on the final summary.
From what could be concluded: the draft document (which was originally called a memorandum) made many significant changes, moreover, in two languages. While translating and correcting…
Finally, the long-awaited document was shown to journalists. Of which, perhaps, several key points can be distinguished.
Despite current regional and global challenges, the leaders reaffirmed their common will to further develop Russian-Turkish relations based on respect, recognition of mutual interests and in accordance with their international obligations.
Within the framework of this understanding, the leaders of both countries held extensive consultations on the bilateral agenda of Russian-Turkish relations and agreed on the following: increase the volume of bilateral trade in a balanced manner and achieve the set goals; meet the expectations of the opposing side in the fields of economics and energy; take concrete steps to increase cooperation on issues that have long been on the agenda of both countries in sectors such as transportation, trade, agriculture, industry, finance, tourism, and construction.
On regional issues, the leaders stressed the key importance of sincere, frank and trusting relations between Russia and Turkey in achieving regional and international stability.
In this context, the leaders recognized the important role of the constructive relations between the two countries in the conclusion of the Initiative for the Safe Export of Grains from the Ports of Ukraine. The need to ensure the full implementation of the Istanbul Package Agreement in accordance with its spirit and letter, including the unimpeded export of Russian grains, fertilizers and raw materials for their production, was emphasized.
Among the topics raised were also the recent events in Syria. The parties confirmed that they attach great importance to advancing the political process. It indicates the importance of maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The determination to act jointly and in close coordination in the fight against all terrorist organizations was reaffirmed.
A firm commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya has been declared. The parties stressed the importance of holding free, fair and credible elections based on the widest possible consensus and reaffirmed their support for the ongoing Libyan-led political process.
The heads of state agreed to hold the next meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council in Turkey.
… From which it is quite possible to conclude: Putin’s return visit to his dear friend Erdogan (that is, so he called the distinguished guest this Friday, August 5) is not beyond the Turkish mountains.
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