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Turkey-Russia trade doubles in April: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister reveals that Turkish-Russian trade increased by 100% in April, with rising energy costs playing a crucial role.

Turkey-Russia trade climbed by 100% in April despite rising energy prices, with the nations continuing to develop collaboration and connections in a variety of fields, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

“Trade increased by 100% in April, with rising energy costs playing a major role,” Cavusoglu said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Cooperation continues in a variety of fields, including aviation, with Turkish Airlines continuing to operate in Russian cities “despite the pressure.”

“We have just met in a 1+2 format. Turkey and Russia have recently made efforts to deepen the cooperation and relations, and we are observing positive results of this process,” Cavusoglu added.

The discussion, according to Lavrov, will focus on Ukraine, specifically various procedures for unblocking grain supplies in the Black Sea, such as Turkey assisting Russia in clearing the water of Ukrainian mines that have blocked ships from safely departing ports. Ministers will also talk about the situation in the South Caucasus, the Middle East, South Africa, Central Asia, and the Black Sea region.

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— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) March 2, 2022

Source: Almayadeen

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