Putin, Erdogan praise successful finalization of talks on Russian gas transportation across Turkey - Kremlin
MOSCOW. May 29 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised the successful finalization of negotiations on the terms and conditions of the transportation of Russian gas across Turkey and reaffirmed their determination to strengthen partnership, the Kremlin press service reported on Tuesday.
Putin and Erdogan "praised the consistent implementation of strategic joint projects in the energy sector, namely the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the TurkStream pipeline. They positively reviewed the successful finalization of negotiations on terms and conditions of the transportation of Russian natural gas via Turkish territory," it said.
The leaders "reaffirmed their determination to continue strengthening mutually beneficial partnership," it said.
The conversation was arranged at Turkey's initiative.
Putin and Erdogan "also discussed aspects of the development of Russian-Turkish relations in the context of the decisions made at the 7th meeting of the Top-Level Cooperation Council in Ankara on April 3 this year," it said.