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Telephone conversation with President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan

September 3, 2022

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish leader expressed condolences over the death of former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev and noted his significant role in the contemporary history of Russia and the entire world.

The leaders discussed further progress of the multifaceted cooperation between Russia and Turkiye in the context of the agreements reached in Sochi on August 5.

They reaffirmed their commitment to expand trade and economic relations, including promoting joint strategic projects in energy.

The discussion also touched upon the situation in Ukraine. Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed Russia’s constructive role in organising the IAEA mission to the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. Also, they reviewed the implementation of the grain deal concluded in Istanbul on July 22 with mediation of the President of Turkiye.

The leaders agreed to continue contacts.

September 3, 2022