World energy Congress opened in Istanbul. The forum is held every 3 years in different countries of the world. For the first time the Congress will be attended by Vladimir Putin. This is the first visit of Putin to Turkey after the beginning of the process of normalization of relations between Moscow and Ankara.
World energy Congress, held in Istanbul, actively announce the Turkish media. Great attention in the framework of the Congress they pay to the visit of the Russian President. The name of Vladimir Putin the first in the list of invited heads of state. Bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey was frozen after the destruction of the Turkish air force of Russian military aircraft in Syrian airspace. After the apology, Erdogan said bilateral relations were restored. This is the first after the crisis, official Russian President's visit is another major step towards their resolution. President Erdogan in August came on a working visit to Saint Petersburg, in September, the leaders met at the G-20 summit in China.
Now here, too, announced their meeting. The visit may be crucial for the project "Turkish stream." According to the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak, already prepared a draft intergovernmental agreement. It can be signed in Istanbul. Now the parties are actively discussing the details. This agreement, according to Novak, the shortest path to normalization of relations, as well as another major project - a nuclear power plant "Akkuyu". Resumed negotiations on granting Ankara a 10% discount on gas. All the dialogue on global energy issues at the Congress will be joined by representatives from 80 countries.
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