Turkey will host a trilateral meeting on Syria gathering leaders from Turkey, Russia, and Iran next week, the press office of the Turkish President said Saturday. The meeting hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to a statement.
Besides regional developments and the ongoing Syrian war, the Turkish and Iranian leaders are also expected to hold talks to discuss bilateral relations.
Ankara will also host the seventh meeting of Turkey-Russia High-Level Cooperation Council with participants from Ankara and Moscow on Tuesday, the statement read.
As part of his visit, the Russian president will also attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant on Tuesday.
source: commonspace.eu with Anadolu news agency, Ankara.
photo: The presidents of Turkey. Iran and Russia at a previous meeting (archive picture)
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"