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MOSCOW, July 26. /TASS/. The Russian Ministry of Transport has sent to Turkey its general position on aviation security issues for taking a decision on resuming charter flights to Turkey. Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters that the answer could be given to Moscow on Tuesday during the Turkish delegation’s visit.
"As regards the flights’ resumption - it’s not the first visit of the Turkish delegation, the two sides’ aviation security experts have already met and held negotiations. We sent our consolidated position outlining the tasks that Turkey should fulfil in this sphere, in our view," he said.
According to Sokolov, the Russian side is now awaiting a response, which may be passed to it on Tuesday, July 26, during the Turkish delegation’s visit to Moscow.
The sides are planned to hold negotiations at the Russian government on Tuesday. According to Sokolov, his working schedule for Tuesday so far does not include a meeting with the Turkish delegation representatives.
"We are awaiting the Turkish side’s response. Maybe they will bring the answer on Tuesday. As soon as we get the answer, then, perhaps the government will take the corresponding decision," Sokolov said.
The minister said previously that the documents on the resumption of charges flights were submitted to the Russian government. However, the Cabinet has so far not taken the final decision and carries out an additional analysis of the situation, he added.
To resume charter flights to Turkey, the Russian government should take a corresponding decision. The permission to perform charter flights after the document’s adoption will be issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya), the Transport Ministry said earlier. According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, the government expects Turkey to provide security guarantees, after which will take a decision on the resumption of charter flights.