Statement from the Kremlin on Erdogan-Putin meeting

Ushakov made evaluations to the journalists about Putin’s visit to the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan for the SCO Heads of State Summit to be held on September 15-16.


Explaining that Putin will hold a meeting with President Erdogan as part of the summit, Ushakov said, “The leaders are in constant dialogue, including over the phone. There are many issues that are negotiated, such as grain, on which Turkey plays a very positive role. Many issues will be discussed during the meeting between Erdogan and Putin. A significant part of the meeting in Samarkand will be devoted to economic issues as a continuation of the agreements reached in Sochi on July 5th.” he said.


Ushakov stated that there will be a meeting between Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping within the scope of the summit, and gave the following information:

“China’s approach to Ukraine is balanced, it understands the reasons for Russia’s imperative to launch a special military operation. Naturally, the leaders will give a positive assessment of the unprecedented level of confidence in the bilateral strategic partnership.”

Pointing out that the relations between Russia and India are developing rapidly, Ushakov said, “Our relations with India are developing, our trade has increased by 120 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period of the previous year.” used the phrase.

Ushakov said that within the scope of the summit, Putin will also meet with the leaders of India, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Pakistan.


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