Putin receives Turkish Foreign Minister in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, the Kremlin press service reported.

The Russian head of state expressed Moscow's full support for Türkiye's interest in joining the BRICS bloc.

“We welcome Türkiye's interest in the work of BRICS. Undoubtedly, we will fully support this aspiration and desire to be together with the countries of this union, to be closer, and to solve common problems,” Putin said.

The Russian leader said he hopes to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a forthcoming summit in July, stating that Moscow is "satisfied" with the way its relations with Ankara are developing.

"I hope that very soon, on the 3rd or 4th of July, he will be in Astana, as far as I know. This is part of an international event, and he and I will have an opportunity to meet and discuss all current issues," Putin said.

The Russian president also praised Ankara's efforts to resolve the Ukrainian crisis and acknowledged Erdoğan's role in the 2022-2023 Black Sea grain deal.

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