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Putin looks to extend economic ties with Turkey as he hosts Erdogan in Sochi

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Moscow is looking for a deal to strengthen economic cooperation with Ankara, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday as he hosted his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the southern city of Sochi.

The meeting took place as the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine continued well into its sixth month."I hope that today we can sign a memorandum on strengthening our economic and trade ties," Putin said at the start of the meeting with Erdoğan, broadcast on Russian television.The Kremlin leader thanked the Turkish president for his efforts to reach an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv on the delivery of grain from Ukrainian Black Sea ports."Thanks to your direct involvement and the mediation of the UN Secretariat, the problem of Ukrainian grain deliveries from the Black Sea ports has been resolved.

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