Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov invited Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss Turkey’s entry into the BRICS group at today’s talks in Sochi.
“As for the countries of the BRICS group (Russia, China, India, South Africa and Brazil), in fact it cannot be ruled out that the two presidents will discuss this issue, but there are no special plans in this regard today. “, Peskov told reporters today.
When asked whether the Montreux Convention would be discussed at today’s meeting between Putin and Erdogan, the Kremlin spokesman replied: “There is nothing to discuss here. The Montreux Convention is a cornerstone and a very important element in the complex legal system of all Black Sea countries. , including our relations with Turkey. There is nothing to discuss here, the agreement is in force.”
Peskov also explained, at the request of a journalist, the reason for not hoisting the state flags of Russia and Turkey in the Russian city of Sochi, where Putin and Erdogan’s summit talks are taking place, and said: “According to our protocol of practice, flags are hung (on the streets) during a state visit, and today there will be a working visit of Erdogan, which does not provide for the decoration of cities with national flags.”