Russia and Turkey to enhance ties

Russia and Turkey are going to enhance political cooperation, a joint statement issued on April 17 by the two countries says.

The statement followed the third meeting of the joint working team established to enhanced mutual ties. The meeting was held in Istanbul and was headed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkish Foreign MInister Ahmet Davutoglu.

«The ministers stressed the common will to enhance mutual ties, overtly expressed by the leaders of the two countries,» the statement reads.

Among other issues the ministers discussed trade turnover between the two states and the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza