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ANKARA, December 1 /TASS/. Russia and Turkey have signed eight joint documents on cooperation in various branches of economy as part of President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Turkey.
Gazprom and Turkey’s BOTAS Petroleum Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding while the Russian and Turkish energy ministers put their signatures under the protocol of the 13th mixed inter-governmental Russian-Turkish commission for trade and economic cooperation.
The Russian Energy Agency of the Russian Energy Ministry and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources also signed a memorandum of understanding on energy efficiency, energy saving and renewable sources of energy.
Sergey Kiriyenko, the head of the Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz sealed a memorandum of understanding on training staff for the nuclear power sector and related branches of industry.
In addition to that, the Russian minister of economic development and the Turkish minister of economy signed a joint statement designed to promote trade, economic and investment cooperation between Russia and Turkey.
Other documents include a memorandum of understanding in the sphere of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship between the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Turkish Small and Medium Size Development Organization; and a memorandum of understanding between the Russian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the field of labor, social security and employment.
The Russian and Turkish justice ministers signed a Treaty between Russia and Turkey on reciprocal legal assistance in criminal cases and extradition.