MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that during the visit of Turkey’s Prime Minister to Russia both sides will undertake vigorous efforts to reverse the negative trend related to decline of the bilateral commodity turnover.
"I am pleased to note that we are restoring relations in nearly all areas of our interaction," the Russian President said on Tuesday at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim.
The turnover dropped significantly by virtue of specific circumstances, Putin said. "I would like to express hope that we will be able to undertake energetic efforts to reverse this negative situation," the Russian President said.
Turkey expects the first block of Akkuyu nuclear power plant will be commissioned by 2023, the Prime Minister of Turkey said at the meeting with the Russian President. "All obstacles on the path of this project were discussed… Our desire is to launch the first block of this nuclear power plant by 2023," Yildirim said.
"All the areas we will develop in our relations are known to everyone. This is the energy sector in the first instance. Many projects were completed in the past, such as the Blue Stream, but now through Turkish Stream we will not merely develop our relations but will also create a new route for Europe to receive energy resources," the Prime Minister of Turkey said.