Andrey Buravov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul, stated that the trade volume between Turkiye and Russia exceeded $65 billion last year and said, “This year will be similar to this. We will maintain the dynamic.”
Andrey Buravov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul, said in his statement that there has been a huge jump in the Turkiye-Russia trade volume in the last 5-6 years, and the trade volume has almost tripled.
Reminding that Turkiye-Russia trade volume exceeded $65 billion last year, Buravov said, “This year will be similar to this. We will maintain the dynamic.”
Emphasizing that the relationship between Turkiye and Russia is actively developing, Buravov said:
“Regular dialogue between the leaders of the two countries continues. In parallel, regular contacts are held at the level of our ministry of economy institutions. The regular meeting of the Russian-Turkish Joint Economic Commission will be held in Ankara in the coming days. In such meetings, issues such as how they will contribute to economic cooperation between the two countries, how we will solve future problems, and how we will use the current potential in a better way, such issues will be discussed.”
“Shipments are made through the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline in the volume desired by Turkiye.”
Andrey Buravov reminded that the issue of “creating a natural gas center in Turkiye” was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that the two parties were working on the details.
Stating that natural gas shipments from Russia continue through various channels, Buravov said, “Finally, gas shipments are made through the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline in the volume desired by Turkiye and there is potential. There are also opportunities to send this natural gas via Turkiye to third countries that want to buy it.”
Reminding that the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Turkiye continues, Buravov continued as follows:
“The first reactor is about to come online and not only a new facility is being established here, but also a new branch of economy is being created in Turkiye. Regarding atomic energy, we are talking about a broader range than atomic energy, and the training of personnel who will work in this field, at the level of engineers and technicians, is carried out in Russia. In this way, a new group of engineers who can work in nuclear energy will be created in Turkiye. I think this is a very important factor.”
Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz