Medvedev says Turkey and Russia 'real strategic partners'

Medvedev said on Wednesday that Turkey and Russia were real strategic partners.

Medvedev says Turkey and Russia 'real strategic partners'

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that Turkey and Russia were real strategic partners.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Medvedev expressed satisfaction over improvement in Turkish-Russian relations, indicating that the relations actually gained a strategic dimension.

Referring to High Level Cooperation Council between Turkey and Russia, Medvedev said the issues discussed at the council would help the parties achieve commercial and economic targets more easily.

Medvedev also commented on the agreements signed today and noted that studies were carried out in both countries to boost investment volume, indicating that the fundamental target was to amount trade volume above a hundred billion USD.

Russian President said cooperation in nuclear energy opened a new page in relations, noting that the agreement would take effect following conclusion of necessary procedures and approval process in the parliament. He said the agreement would present new opportunities for the countries and the most important could be to ensure energy security.

Medvedev said works were underway on Blue Stream and South Stream projects, noting that the projects in question ensured energy security of the two countries and paved the way for opening of new energy corridors.

Russian President said Samsun Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline project was also important and that an agreement was reached to develop this project. He said the parties discussed establishment of a refinery in Ceyhan, noting that thus the product would be marketed jointly.

Medvedev said cooperation on high technologies area was also discussed.

Responding to a question, Medvedev said Upper Karabakh problem was discussed with Erdogan.

He said Russia joined the process as a member of Minsk group and noted that a positive development was recorded on the matter.

Medvedev said a solution could be reached in case the related parties show good will and act with common sense and Russia and Turkey were always in contact on the matter.


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