Russian experts create 3D model of Palmyra to be handed over to DamascusSociety & Culture October 19, 16:52
Moscow disappointed by Dutch side's 'biased' approach to MH17 crash investigationRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 16:33
Meet Putin's presidential challenger - 'It Girl' turned 'anti-establishment' choiceRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 16:13
New missiles for Russia’s Iskander-M system to help counter nuclear threat — senatorMilitary & Defense October 19, 16:09
Assad says defeating terrorists in Syria ruins West’s schemesWorld October 19, 15:52
Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry to increase environmental fee for plasticsBusiness & Economy October 19, 15:39
British BP considers participating in several new projects of RosneftBusiness & Economy October 19, 15:35
Polish lawmaker sees no reason to demolish Soviet Army monumentsWorld October 19, 14:53
Russian large anti-submarine warfare ship calls at Egyptian portMilitary & Defense October 19, 14:40
MOSCOW, July 18 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Turkey was Russia’s vital strategic partner. He added he was pleased with the growth of trade and economic ties between the two countries.
“We held substantive talks and discussed urgent issues of bilateral and international agenda,” Putin said as he summed up the results of his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“I would like to emphasize that Turkey is our vital strategic and reliable partner. We’ve recently managed to elevate our multi-dimensional interaction to a qualitatively new level. This, above all, is true of our trade and economic ties. 2011 saw the trade turnover grow by 26%. It amounted to almost 32 billion dollars. We have a chance to increase it to 100 billion dollars in the next few years,” Putin went on to say.
“We agreed to hold a third meeting of the high-level Cooperation Council in Turkey this autumn,” the Russian president stressed.