Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Turkey
Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Minister Lavrov will pay an official visit to Turkey today. It was stated that during the visit, which will be held upon the invitation of Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, the situation in Ukraine, the grain corridor agreement, normalization with Syria, energy and tourism will be discussed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Turkey on 6-7 April.
In a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that Lavrov will visit Turkey at the invitation of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to discuss various issues on the bilateral and international agenda.
“REGULAR AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATION OF PUTIN AND ERDOĞAN”
Emphasizing that despite the worsening of the international situation, the political dialogue between Russia and Turkey continues at the level of the leaders, it was stated that regular and trust-based communication between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is provided over the phone. It has been reported that they have been interviewed 5 times this year, the last one on 25 March.
Reminding that the two leaders met 4 times in person and 16 times over the phone last year, the statement said, “Under Putin’s instruction, Russia energetically participated in the efforts to eliminate the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck southeast Turkey in February 2023. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia sent 36 tons of humanitarian aid, including 4 Il-76 aircraft and an An-148 air mobile hospital, more than 200 search and rescue specialists and doctors and winter tents to the affected areas. At the request of Turkish partners, Be-200 amphibious aircraft was used to extinguish a large fire in the Iskenderun Port of Hatay province. expressions were included.
“MINISTERS SUPPORT THE RHYTHM DETERMINED BY THE LEADERS”
Emphasizing that the bilateral communication rhythm determined by the leaders is actively supported by the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey, it was reminded that both ministers came together on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting held in New Delhi this year.
It was noted that the two ministers made two phone calls this year, the last meeting was held on March 15 and stated in a diplomatic note that the validity period of the Russia-Turkey Inter-Ministerial Consultation Plan was extended for two more years.
In addition, the statement reminded that there was an online meeting between the co-chairs of the Russia-Turkey Joint Economic Commission, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak and Trade Minister Mehmet Muş on March 15, and inter-parliamentary cooperation was mentioned. concentrated. In the statement, Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, and Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, had a telephone conversation in Ankara in December last year, and on 20 February.