Russian president Vladimir Putin received Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan at the Kremlin on Wednesday (23 January) for talks which centred primarily on economic co-operation and Syria.
Welcoming the Turkish leader, president Putin said that trade between the two countries was booming, and hailed the fact that six million Russian tourists visited Turkey in 2018. The Russian president also said that large projects between the two countries were being implemented according to plan.
On his part, president Erdogan referred to security co-operation between the two countries: "Our solidarity undoubtedly makes a significant contribution to the security of the region", the Turkish president said.
source: commonspace.euc with agencies
photo: Russian president Vladimir Putin welcoming Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan at the Kremlin on Wednesday (23 January)
Welcoming the Georgian leader in Yerevan Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan expressed confidence that the development of Armenian-Georgian relations will continue without external influence.
The 7th Meeting of the Council of the Turkish Speaking Countries opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday 15 October, with the participation of Azerbaijani prime minister Ilham Aliyev, Turkish president recip Tayip Edrogan and other leaders from Turkic speaking countries.