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President Vladimir Putin congratulated Ahmet Necdet Sezer on his election as president of Turkey

May 16, 2000

The message said, in part:

“I hope that your presidency will be marked by progress in the good relations and multi-faceted cooperation between our countries. I highly appreciate Russian-Turkish collaboration on regional and international issues.

“I consider Turkey a priority for the foreign policy of our country, and I am, for my part, ready to assist in developing a bilateral partnership between our countries”.


May 16, 2000