- Title: Putin offers Erdogan technological cooperation
- Date: 27th August 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA (AUGUST 27, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN SHAKE HANDS, TAKE SEATS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "We have shown you a range of both civil and military products. (PAUSES FOR TRANSLATION) This not only demonstrates Russia's possibilities in the aviation and space spheres but also shows possibilities for our bilateral cooperation." MEETING IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "We could naturally join our efforts in the spheres where our expertise is the most effective and sought-after." (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "Today we had a chance to see the produce of the Russian military industry. I am happy that today we also had a chance to see the engines produced in the Russian Federation for civil and military airplanes and helicopters." MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 10th September 2019 14:43
- Keywords: Maks Air show International Aviation and Space Show MAKS Russia - Turkey Vladimir Putin Tayyip Erdogan
- Location: MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ATZUEKN
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- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (August 27) that Moscow and Ankara could boost their cooperation in the technological sphere.
"We could naturally join our efforts in the spheres where our expertise is the most effective and requested," Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan after guiding him through the aviation industry expo MAKS-2019.
The two leaders examined various Russian aircraft including MC-21 passenger plane, Mi-38 helicopter and Be-200 sea plane, listening to the explanations of experts and military officials on their characteristics.
Last month, Turkey received the first shipment of the S-400s defence systems from Russia and said a second shipment would arrive in Ankara next year. The move prompted Washington to begin formally removing Ankara from an F-35 programme in which Turkey was both customer and producer.
Over 800 businesses from foreign countries are taking part in the MAKS-2019 event, which Russia hopes will shore up sales of Russian made aircraft. According to RIA news agency, this year's expo is the first one, organised with participation of China.
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