Russia and Turkey have not only compensated for the loss of trade turnover due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also increased it, Russian president Vladimir Putin said Wednesday at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"We have not only compensated for everything we lost during the pandemic year, but we have also built up," the Russian head of state said, referring to the two countries' economic ties.
Putin stressed that contacts between representatives of the two countries continued even during the difficult time of the pandemic. "It is pleasant to note that our relations are developing and developing positively," said the president of the Russian Federation and added that "the relevant agencies are constantly working with each other in all directions." According to the Russian head of state, in 2020, Russia and Turkey "had a dip in trade turnover of more than 20 percent." "This year, only in nine months of this year, even in 8.5 [months] the growth was over 55 [percent]," Putin said.
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Based on materials from TASS