Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the details of the creation of a gas hub, the implementation of the grain deal and the promotion of joint projects in the nuclear energy sector by phone on Friday, the Kremlin press service reported following the conversation.
"Particular attention was paid to the prospects of implementing the initiative of creating a major gas hub in Turkey, put forward by the Russian president in October and supported by Recep Tayyip Erdogan," the statement reads.
The presidents of Russia and Turkey also discussed the systematic promotion of significant joint projects, including in the nuclear energy sector. "The positive dynamics of trade and economic ties and the systematic promotion of significant joint projects, including in the nuclear energy sector, were noted," the Kremlin said.
The press service added that the leaders discussed in detail topical aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields. In addition, they agreed to continue regular contacts at various levels.
The sides also stressed the importance of comprehensive and full implementation of the grain deal. "Given the extension for another 120 days of the July 22 Istanbul agreements on the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports and the removal of obstacles to the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to the world market, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the importance of comprehensive and full implementation of this package agreement," the Kremlin reported.
In addition, Putin once again expressed his sincere condolences to Erdogan in connection with the tragic consequences of the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul.
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Based on materials from TASS