Russian-Turkish high-level talks

On April 8, 2019 Moscow hosted talks between President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was on a working visit to Russia.

The presidents of Russia and Turkey had an in-depth exchange on the full range of Russian-Turkish relations, including the progress of joint strategic projects in energy, defence and the humanitarian field, and on current regional and international issues.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired the eighth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council and met in the Kremlin with leading members of the Russian and Turkish business communities.

Signed documents in various fields were exchanged in the presence of the heads of state. An agreement was signed between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Turkey Wealth Fund establishing a Russian-Turkish investment fund with 900 million euros in joint reserved capital.

Another two documents relate to mutual understanding on a programme for accelerated patent processing between the respective departments of the two countries, as well as cooperation in the field of standardisation.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan made press statements and took questions from reporters.