The Russian side expressed hope for the early restoration of negotiations with Ankara for the project " Turkish stream ", and among them is the intergovernmental agreement, told the foreign Ministry at the beginning of the visit of the head of the Ministry Sergey Lavrov in Istanbul on November 25.
"One of the priorities of the project for the construction of a new pipeline under the Black sea ( "Turkish" ). Expect full, consistent and timely implementation of the agreements on creation of conditions for construction and operation of the first line of " Turkish stream ", - reported in the explanations on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In addition, in the Russian capital expect " an early resumption of the negotiation process and among them is the intergovernmental agreement, which project from may of the current year is placed on the consideration of the Turkish side ". On 4 November the head of Ministry of energy and natural resources of the Republic Ali Riza Alaboyun said that gas from Russia by two branches of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" will start to flow to Turkey and to export to the European Union in 2021 instead of 2019, as Moscow hopes. On October 27, the Turkish authorities filed an international arbitration claim against Gazprom in connection with the question of the price for imported Russian gas. On the eve of October the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the new discount on Russian gas for Turkey has the opportunity to be reviewed with the increase and implementation of new investment projects. Thus, according to his statement, already now " the cost to Turkey is reduced in Accordance with reduction of prices on oil and oil products ".
Also Moscow and Ankara agree on the need to strengthen cooperation in the battle against global and regional challenges." Held in-depth exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues. The Ministers will discuss the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the General situation in the field of Middle East and North Africa. In the spotlight - increase of productivity of fight against crime. Will continue the dialogue on issues related to the situation in the Ukraine, in Transcaucasia and in Central Asia, interaction in international organizations ", - stated in the Ministry. The foreign Ministry stressed that Russia and Turkey hold similar or overlapping approaches to many global and regional problems, have plans to continue a constructive dialogue." Moscow and Ankara agree on the need to strengthen cooperation to counter global and regional challenges and sustainable development ", - reported in the explanations. In Istanbul on 25 November under the direction of Lavrov and the foreign Minister of Turkey Feridun sinirlio?lu will hold the fifth meeting of the mutual group strategic planning effect at the time headed by the presidents of Russia and Turkey cooperation Council of the highest level.