Russia’s Putin, Turkey’s Erdoğan support increased oil trade: Kremlin
AFP photoRussian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have expressed joint support for Russia’s Rosneft increasing oil supplies to Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sept. 4, as reported by Reuters.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
“There was support for the possibility of further developments of Russian oil supplies by Rosneft,” Peskov said, as quoted by Reuters.
“In addition, they spoke about Rosatom. It is known that the Turks have introduced the necessary amendments rather quickly that will allow to intensify the work on the Akkuyu NPP [Nuclear Power Plant in southern Mersin province]. They also discussed the Turkish Stream; the case is, as many permissions and agreements were given for the South Stream route, now in fact only the name changes, and so there is the need to issue new permissions, this will speed up the process. There is a change in the name, not in the direction,” he said, as quoted by Russian TASS late Sept. 4.
The Turkish colleagues also asked about lifting Russia’s restrictions on agricultural products, according to the TASS report.
“This work will continue,” Peskov said, adding: “In general, the talks were rather positive and they confirmed the joint determination to further normalize relations.”