On August 5, local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a joint statement after their talks.

  The two sides agreed to hold the next high-level cooperation council meeting in Turkey.

The two sides stressed the need to ensure the implementation of the Istanbul agreement, including the unhindered export of Russian grain.

  The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of transportation, trade, agriculture and tourism, increase bilateral trade volume, and meet both sides' expectations on energy issues.

  Both sides stressed the importance of maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria.

The two sides expressed their commitment to safeguarding Libya's sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity, and supported the development of a Libyan-led political process in Libya.

  The two leaders also stressed that sincere, frank and trusting relations between Russia and Turkey are of great significance to achieving regional and international stability.

  On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks in Sochi, Russia, which lasted nearly 4 hours.

  (Headquarters reporter Song Yao)

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