Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
The Turkish Stream project will be discussed during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey to take part in the 23rd World Energy Congress, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak said.
The minister said that Turkey and Russia pursue a close dialogue regarding the gas project and it is expected to make important decisions during Putin's visit.
Albayrak also noted that removal of the visa regime for Turkish citizens will be put on the agenda, as well as prospects of economic cooperation between the two states will be discussed during the visit.
The 23rd World Energy Congress will be held October 9-13 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkish Stream project, which involves the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey through the Black Sea, was frozen after the relations between Moscow and Ankara deteriorated in November 2015.
During a meeting on Aug. 9, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to resume the implementation of the Turkish Stream project.
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