Turkish PM to visit Russia next week
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will pay an official visit to Russia on Dec. 6-7, said a message posted on the website of the Turkish PM’s administration.
Yildirim is expected to have meetings in Moscow and Kazan.
The prime minister will be accompanied by ministers and a delegation of representatives of the country’s private sector.
Turkish media previously reported that Yildirim will visit Russia in early December.
Reportedly, the Turkish PM, during the negotiations with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, will discuss further steps on normalization of relations between the two countries.
It is expected that the agenda of negotiations will include the issues of using national currencies in the trade between Russia and Turkey, creation of free trade zone, development of tourism, as well as the fight against the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.
The Turkish prime minister is also expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This is Binali Yildirim’s first visit to Russia after his appointment as prime minister in May 2016.
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