There is an agreement to hold a meeting of the Turkish-Russian intergovernmental commission on trade in October, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Turkish minister added that Novak and he would be co-chairing the commission.
"There is an agreement with the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak to hold a meeting in October of the mixed intergovernmental commission on trade — economic cooperation," Zeybekci said.
Turkey and Russia ended seven months of tension in late June when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he apologized for the downing of the Russian Su-24 attack aircraft over Syria in November 2015 and extended his condolences to the family of the pilot killed in the incident.
Moreover, he expressed confidence that the Turkish Stream pipeline would be finally constructed.
"There is political will to build the Turkish Stream. There are only a few technical nuances. Both ministers of energy should consider them in detail. The project will be definitely realized, I am confident," Zeybekci said.
He added that Russia and Turkey had a unique opportunity to complement each other, which must be used for the mutual benefit, as "Russia has gas while Turkey has an opportunity to transfer it to Europe."