On April 6-7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in Türkiye on a working visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Sergey Lavrov also met with President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed a wide range of vital issues on the international agenda and coordinated their views on priority regional issues. They focused on the normalisation of Syria-Türkiye relations launched in the four-party format of the Astana Process jointly with Russia and Iran.
The ministers exchanged views in detail on the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Sergey Lavrov again emphasised the possibility of a peaceful solution but only with due regard for the new realities and Russia’s interests and concerns.
They also discussed the implementation of agreements put forth within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. The ministers agreed to continue working towards the comprehensive implementation of the package agreements, first of all, the unblocking of the Russian agricultural and fertiliser exports.
Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu held an in-depth conversation on the main issues of the bilateral political dialogue, as well as trade and economic cooperation, including in the energy sector.
They also discussed the schedule of their upcoming contacts at various levels.