Sergey KHAMDOKHOV, Our sobkor in Turkey
Keywords: Turkey, Russia, cooperation, politics, economy, culture, tourism, results
The fourth meeting of the Russian-Turkish High-level Cooperation Council (HLCC) was held in St. Petersburg on November 22, 2013, with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The main function of this forum is to develop a common strategy for the development of Russian-Turkish relations at the current stage, as well as to coordinate the main projects of bilateral cooperation.
Following the meeting, five documents were signed: a Memorandum of Understanding between JSC Inter RAO and the Turkish Electricity Generation Company (Elektrik Uretim A. S.), a Memorandum of Strategic Partnership between JSC Power Machines-ZTL, LMZ, Electrosila, Energomashexport and Turkish JSC Pi Makina ERG Construction Trade and Industry" ("Pi Makina ERG Insaat Ticaret ve Sanayi A. S."); The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Customs and Trade of Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the application of the "Simplified Customs Corridor" procedure; the Turkish State Anatolian Agency signed agreements and memoranda of cooperation with Russian agencies - ITAR-TASS and RIA Novosti.
The holding of the next meeting of the CCIS established in 2010 in the northern capital of Russia was a landmark event in the Russian-Turkish political contacts of the past year and turned another page in the annals of our relations with Turkey, which date back several centuries.
Taking into account the importance of Ankara in solving a number of pressing global and regional problems, its close cooperation with Russia in the economic sphere (in which our countries have reached the level of strategic cooperation in some areas), we should summarize some interim results of 2013 in order to determine where the positions of the two states do not coincide, and where mutual friendship is envy and imit ... Read more