Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in Astana, Kazakhstan.
As Russia’s war against Ukraine, which began on February 24, continues, Turkey is making the only effort to reconcile the sides.
The world is watching President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s next steps on this issue.
He’s Going To Astana
Another summit, another bilateral meeting, raised hopes for an end to the war…
Accordingly, President Erdoğan will attend the summit in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan…
A meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place at the Astana Summit.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced this meeting.
Open Door For Biden-Putin Meeting
Lavrov also left the door open to a possible meeting between Putin and US President Joe Biden.
In response to concerns about the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the Russian minister said that these weapons are for defense purposes.
Sergey Lavrov also argued that Washington is escalating nuclear tensions.
He Will Meet With 10 Heads Of State Including Putin
President Erdoğan will attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana on October 12-13 and will meet with 10 heads of state, including Putin and Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi.
During Erdoğan’s official visit tomorrow, concrete steps are also planned to be taken to expand the strategic partnership between Turkey and Kazakhstan.
Turkey And Kazakhstan Trade Volume
As Turkey-Kazakhstan celebrated the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, Turkey became the first country to recognize Kazakhstan’s independence.
Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations with Turkey in March 1992, about two months after officially declaring its independence.
Within the scope of cooperation, Turkey and Kazakhstan increased their mutual trade volume from 30 million dollars to 3 billion dollars in 30 years.
Nearly 50 Delegations From 27 Member States Are Expected To Attend
In addition to Erdoğan, Putin and Reisi, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Qatari Emir Sheikh Temim bin Hamed Al Thani, Iraqi President Berhem Salih, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan, President of Tajikistan Imamali Rahman, President of Azerbaijan, President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, President of Qatar Sheikh Temim bin Hamed Al Thani, President of Iraq Berhem Salih, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Imamali Rahman, and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who has the status of “observer member”, will also attend the summit, which will be hosted by Kazakh President Kassym Jömert Tokayev.
Turkey Is The Second Country With The Largest Delegation
Turkey will be the second country to attend the summit with the largest delegation.
The summit, which is expected to be attended by nearly 50 delegations from 27 member states, will discuss cooperation in the political, economic, environmental and humanitarian fields in the Asian continent, as well as countering new challenges and threats and confidence-building measures.