Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that he intends to discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at talks in Sochi the preparation of a meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan, which could take place in Turkey in 2021, TASS reports.
“Today we will conduct preparations for a summit meeting of our presidents next year in Turkey,” Cavusoglu said.
Cavusoglu stressed that Ankara is pleased with the close dialogue with Moscow and the active work of the departments to support it.
Earlier at a press conference, Putin said that, despite the divergence of views on certain issues, he considers his Turkish colleague a man who keeps his word and “does not wag his tail.”
Commenting on this statement, Erdogan noted that the same can be said about Putin. The Turkish president added that with practically no other state Turkey has such strong ties as with the Russian Federation.
We add that the Russian Federation and Turkey signed a memorandum on a center to control the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and will participate in a “joint peacekeeping mission.”