Putin, Erdoğan to discuss S-400 delivery in Moscow
MOSCOW- Anadolu Agency
The delivery of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to Turkey may be on the agenda in a meeting between the two countries' leaders, a Russian presidential aide said on April 5.
A planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria will also be a possible issue of discussion during Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's and Vladimir Putin's meeting slated for April 8, Yury Ushakov told reporters in Moscow.
"U.S. plans regarding a partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria will be discussed. The next issue is the implementation of a very high-profile project, a contract for the supply of the latest Russian S-400 air defense systems to the Turkish Armed Forces," he said.
Ushakov added that the two presidents would hold full-fledged talks, with meetings of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council, as well as with Turkish businesses operating in Russia.
He noted that one-on-one meetings between Erdogan and Putin would also take place to "discuss the most sensitive issues.”
The two presidents will later take part in an opening ceremony of the Turkey-Russia cross-cultural year in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.