TASS: The news agency presented today, August 5, the important thoughts and episodes of the meeting between the presidents of Russia and Turkey.
Vladimir Putin thanked Erdogan for starting the export of millet and for the fact that at the same time a package decision was made on the uninterrupted supply of Russian food and fertilizers to the world market.
It is noted that despite the fact that the head of the Russian Federation has repeatedly emphasized that the Russian Federation does not interfere with the export of Ukrainian grain, Kiev refused to start this process for a long time. Through the mediation of Turkey and the UN, it was possible to solve the situation. On July 22, a package of documents for the supply of food and fertilizers to the international market was signed in Istanbul. In particular, a Joint Coordination Center was established in Istanbul, within the framework of which representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Nations monitor the routes of Ukrainian grain ships and inspect the ships to prevent arms smuggling. On August 1, the first dry cargo ship loaded with grain left the port of Odessa. In addition, the UN has committed to promoting the elimination of anti-Russian restrictions that impede normal trade in food and fertilizers.
Putin emphasized that the issue of food supplies is topical for many countries, especially developing countries, which are on the threshold of serious problems related to the supply of food and fertilizers.
The Turkish leader said that the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is being implemented by Rosatom, remains very important for Ankara. According to Erdogan, it is necessary to carry out the works in such a way that they are carried out according to the schedule.
On July 21, the construction of the fourth power unit began, and the nuclear fuel for the first, according to the director of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, is planned to be delivered to nuclear power plants in May 2023. The project is fully financed by the Russian side, the expenses will be repaid from the income from the sale of electricity after the operation of the plant.
Both presidents expressed readiness to discuss the situation in Syria.
“Here, Turkey and Russia made a great contribution to the settlement of the situation,” Putin said.
Moscow, Ankara and Tehran act as guarantors of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria. The countries initiated the “Astana Process” format, within the framework of which the last tripartite negotiations were held on July 19 in Iran.
According to Putin, Russia and Turkey have many bilateral projects to implement. He reminded that their turnover increased by 57 percent, and in the first months of this year, up to and including May, it doubled.
The result of the meeting should be the signing of a memorandum on the development of trade relations between Russia and Turkey.