In the framework of The Second Forum of Development of International Parliamentarism held in capital city Moscow, Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT had a meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the State Duma.
After the meeting, Şentop and Volodin signed a protocol regarding the functioning of a committee on cooperation between the GNAT and Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
In his speech Şentop stated that the relations between Turkey and Russia has developed through close dialogue and strong political will between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin and he also said that they are trying to further develop this relationship.
Noting that frequent meetings between the two leaders have affected the progress of the relationship very well, Şentop stated that this situation in political relations has also affected economic relations positively.
Mentioning visa exemption regarding Turkish citizens traveling to Russia, Şentop added: “If we can reinstate visa exemption, I am confident that our economic, social and cultural relations will accelarate.”
Pointing out the fact that important stages of the bilateral cooperation have been determined by the leaders of both countries, Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin emphasized that the MPs need to fullfil their responsibilities in order to keep up with this.
Volkan Bozkır, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the GNAT, Deputy for Istanbul (Justice and Development Party), Murat Baybatur, Chairman of Turkey-Russia Interparliamentary Friendship Group, Deputy for Manisa (Justice and Development Party), Ahmet Berat Çonkar, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Deputy for Istanbul (Justice and Development Party), İsmail Özdemir, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Deputy for Kayseri (Nationalist Movement Party), Aydın Adnan Sezgin, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Deputy for Aydın (Good Party) and Mehmet Samsar, Ambassador of Turkish Republic to Moscow were present at the protocol signing ceremony.