President Medvedev and Turkish President Abdullah Gul discussed trade and economic cooperation, joint efforts to fight extremism and terrorism, the situation in the Southern Caucasus, the Iranian nuclear programme, the Middle East peace process, and joint steps in the Black Sea region.
The two leaders oversaw the signing of a number of cooperation agreements, including an agreement on air transport links, an intergovernmental agreement on sea transportation, a cooperation agreement between the two countries’ interior ministries, and a memorandum of understanding on combating trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors.
Mr Medvedev also held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders signed a declaration on the creation of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council and chaired the council’s first meeting. The council will act as the guiding body in setting the strategy and main directions for developing Russian-Turkish relations.
Also signed following the talks between Mr Medvedev and Mr Erdogan were intergovernmental agreements on reciprocal visa requirements, cooperation on construction and operation of a nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site, and organisation of a mixed international rail and ferry link between the ports of Kavkaz (Russia) and Samsun (Turkey).
Mr Medvedev also addressed the Russian-Turkish Business Forum.