Lavrov: Russia and Turkey strengthen Transcaucasia

Normalization of the Russian-Turkish relations should not be viewed as a process that may harm other countries, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

He stressed that Russia has no hidden agenda. "We build no political and no economic alliances directed against third countries or adversely affecting any interests," TASS cited him as saying. 

"In general, we are open for constructive and mutually respectful cooperation with all who express same readiness," Russia’s top diplomat stressed.

According to him, getting the Russian-Turkish ties out of months-long crisis will enhance trust and mutual understanding in the region.

"We expect the gradual restoration of bilateral cooperation with Ankara to benefit peace, security and stability in Transcaucasia," Lavrov stressed.

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