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Turkey and Russia agreed on security measures on Caucasus

2009-02-13 17:40

Dmitri Medvedev, the President of Russia and Abdullah Gul, the President of Turkey, signed a joint declaration to promote a new stage in relations between Russia and Turkey and broaden friendship and diversified partnership.- ITAR TASS.


Considering that the stability and security of the Eurasia region are directly connected with the stability in South Caucsus, the sides agree with the necessity to take effective measures to settle the frozen conflicts, which are the element of potential South Caucasus destabilization, the document claims.

The August crisis showed that the countries of the Caucasus region can cope with the appearing threats, Dmitri Medvedev mentioned.

"Our countries are naturally interested in consolidation of the Caucasus region security and the proper Black Sea security, and we agree in the number of positions that can consolidate this security", the President of Russia said.

He mentioned that Russia hails a number of initiatives the Turkish side set, including the Stability and Cooperation Platform on Caucasus.

"We see a possibility of implementation and a possibility to conduct closer, sometimes informal dialog, favor solution of economic, transport and energy problems of the region. The August crisis showed the importance of coordination of all the countries in the region when such threats appear and also showed that we are capable to cope with these problems". The President of Russia underlined.

According to the estimation of the Russian leader, the problems Russia and Turkey face ‘ remain, in fact, the same: these are the challenges our states face: the international terrorism and a number of other regional problems".

"I believe that in result of the joint activities we are quite capable to respond on these problems", Medvedev concluded.


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