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Putin accepts Turkish President Erdogan's invitation to visit

Kremlin spokesman says presidential visit may be accompanied by meetings of Russian-Turkish cooperation bodies

Elena Teslova  | 27.01.2022 - Update : 28.01.2022
Putin accepts Turkish President Erdogan's invitation to visit


Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Turkiye, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Thursday.

The meeting will be held when the pandemic situation and the schedules of the two leaders allow for it, Peskov told reporters at a daily briefing in Moscow.

"President Putin gratefully accepted this invitation. And they agreed that as soon as a) the epidemiological situation and b) the schedules allow, he will definitely take advantage of this invitation," Peskov said.

Peskov noted that due to the pandemic there has been "a certain pause" in holding meetings of the intergovernmental commission and the High-Level Cooperation Council, which is headed by the two presidents.

The topic was discussed several times in recent presidential contacts, and Erdogan said he was ready to host all these events in Turkiye, Peskov said.

Erdogan and Putin periodically speak by phone and have had a number of mutual visits in recent years.

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