Putin accepts Erdoğan's invitation to visit Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to visit Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Thursday.
The meeting will be held when the pandemic situation and the schedules of the two leaders allow for it, Peskov told reporters at a daily briefing in Moscow.
'PUTIN GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED THE INVITATION'
"President Putin gratefully accepted this invitation. And they agreed that as soon as a) the epidemiological situation and b) the schedules allow, he will definitely take advantage of this invitation," Peskov said.
MEETINGS BETWEEN ERDOĞAN, PUTIN
Peskov noted that due to the pandemic there has been "a certain pause" in holding meetings of the intergovernmental commission and the High-Level Cooperation Council, which is headed by the two presidents.
The topic was discussed several times in recent presidential contacts, and Erdoğan said he was ready to host all these events in Turkey, Peskov said.
Erdoğan and Putin periodically speak by phone and have had a number of mutual visits in recent years.