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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the Russian Federation, 23-25 August 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the Russian Federation, 23-25 August 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Moscow and Kazan on 23-25 August 2018.

On 24 August, Friday, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Minister Çavuşoğlu and Minister Lavrov exchanged views on developments in Syria, giving an impetus to the efforts for a political settlement, and also the situation in Idlib, including humanitarian needs.

Following the meeting, Minister Çavuşoğlu and his Russian counterpart Lavrov held a joint press conference.

During the visit, Minister Çavuşoğlu, National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and Hakan Fidan, Head of the National Intelligence Organization were received by President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu visited the Tatarstan Republic of the Russian Federation, and met with President Rustam Minnikhanov in Kazan.

On 25 August, Saturday, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counselor and First President of the Tatarstan Republic of the Russian Federation.

Minister Çavuşoğlu visited Istanbul Park in Kazan, and laid a wreath to the monument of Sadri Maksudi, a distinguished Turkish-Tatar politician and statesman, science person, member of Russian State Duma and Turkish Grand National Assembly.