Russian, Turkish PM discuss progress in major energy projects

Published: June 02, 2018 21:09:47 | Updated: June 06, 2018 11:00:22


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim discussed in a telephone conversation the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Xinhua, citing the Russian government said Saturday.

During the conversation initiated by the Turkish side, Medvedev and Yildirim touched upon issues of Russian-Turkish trade and economic relations and the promotion of major joint energy projects, including the Akkuyu and Turkish Stream projects, according to a statement released by the government's press service.

The two prime ministers stressed the importance of closer interaction among relevant government bodies and agencies of Russia and Turkey so as to provide favourable conditions for promoting bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, the statement said.

Yildirim also congratulated Medvedev on his appointment as Russian prime minister and on the upcoming Russia Day, it added.

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