Ushakov: Putin and Erdogan to meet with businessmen in Kremlin

Ushakov: Putin and Erdogan to meet with businessmen in Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold full-format negotiations at their meeting in Moscow on April 8, including a session of the Russia-Turkey High-Level Cooperation Council, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov said.

The talks will begin in a narrow format and "it is not ruled out that some part of this talk will be held tete-a-tete, which will be done to discuss the most sensitive issues,"Ushakov said.

The Russian and Turkish presidents will discuss Syria, the deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, the pace of building the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Ushakov noted.

"After that, the leaders of both countries will participate in a plenary session of the Cooperation Council, which will be followed by their roundtable discussion with representatives of business," TASS cited him as saying.

The sides are also planning to sign some joint documents, the work on which is currently underway. After the business talks are over, the two presidents will hold a joint news conference. In the evening of April 8, Putin and Erdogan will take part in the ceremony of opening the Cross Year of Culture and Tourism of Russia and Turkey that will be held in the Bolshoi Theater.