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YAROSLAVL, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul the cooperation between the countries and international problems.
Opening the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl, the Russian president thanked his Turkish counterpart “for an interesting speech devoted to the major topic of the forum,” but also for Turkish condolences over the air crash, which killed Yaroslavl ice hockey players.
“Such a friendly support is particularly important for us, when the tragedy broke out in Yaroslavl, the ice hockey team was killed, and most people loved them in our country. Thank you that you are with us today and that you attend the event,” Medvedev said.
“I would like to discuss with you various issues of Russian-Turkish cooperation, there are many of them as well as topical international problems,” Medvedev noted.
For his part, Gul offered again “sincere condolences and deep regrets” over the tragedy and stated it is important that similar disasters will not recur. He also thanked the Russian president for an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations.