Wednesday, 12th May , 2010 , 01:29 [am] | Azerbaijan
Medvedev arrives in Ankara
Guest President was welcomed at the EsenboÄŸa Airport by Energy Minister Taner YÄ±ldÄ±z.
Energy and investments will be the major items to be concentrated on at the talks tomorrow. Yet, matters of regional concern are also high on Medvedev’s agenda.
Russian President Medvedev will first visit AnÄ±tkabir, then have talks with President Abdullah GÃ¼l, the Speaker of the TGNA Mehmet Ali Åžahin and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, on Wednesday.
A high level cooperation council attended by the ministers will convene for the first time ever, on the occasion of the Russian President’s visit.
Giant energy projects, chiefly Samsun-Adana oil pipeline, will be discussed in detail. An agreement on natural gas prices is expected to sign during the talks.
The news that highly debated nuclear power plant agreement will be signed between the two countries, was given by Energy Minister Taner YÄ±ldÄ±z, who met Russian Deputy Premiere Igor Sechin ahead of Medvedev’s arrival in Ankara at EsenboÄŸa Airport early Tuesday.
The visit has a political importance as well.
Turkey is Medvedev’s third stop, after Israel and Syria.
During Russian President’s contacts in the Middle East, Israel has reportedly asked Russia to assume the mediator role in its talks with Syria, while Syria has pressed to include Turkey in the process.
Another important aspect of Medvedev’s visit, is about his delegation. Russian President’s official delegation includes Chechnya and Tatarstan Presidents.trt, Voice of a Nation