February 3, 2023

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Vladimir Putin endured a 50-second wait during a trip to Iran.

Bad waiting for Putin

Recep Tayyip Erdogan made Vladimir Putin wait in front of the cameras for 50 seconds. His visit to TehranThe Russian president in 2020 seems like a small act of revenge for his two-minute wait.

In March 2020, Erdogan and His representatives had to wait two minutes before the meeting with Putin and his team began. A video released by Russian media at the time showed Erdogan standing and finally sitting down. He shook hands with Putin before being led to the room.

Now, two years later, during a meeting with Putin, Erdogan paid him back. You can see Putin in the video Embarrassing Y anxiously By Erdogan’s arrival.

In this bilateral meeting, The Russian president said he wanted to “thank” his Turkish counterpart for the progress in negotiations on Ukraine grain. According to the Kremlin.

Russia’s war against Ukraine has greatly affected exports from one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat and other grains. raising fears of global food shortages.

Putin’s expression when he finally sees his Turkish counterpart

Turkey, a NATO member based on dialogue with Russia and Ukraine, Efforts have been made to resume grain supply.

Erdogan has offered to meet for months Putin In an effort to help resolve rising global tensions.

“I want to thank you for your mediation efforts,” Putin told Erdogan According to comments released by the Kremlin during the bilateral meeting.

“We’ve made progress,” he said. PutinAnd “not all problems have been solved yet.”

The Russian President landed in Tehran on Tuesday He met with his counterparts from Iran and Turkey, focusing mainly on the conflict in Syria, but also on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the global economy.

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State television showed live footage of Putin’s visit to the Iranian capital It was his second foreign trip since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine on February 24.

For his part, the Turkish president arrived in Tehran on Monday, where he remained Bilateral meetings with Iranian leaders reiterated their opposition to a Turkish offensive in northern Syria.

Vladimir Putin, Ibrahim Raisi and Tayyip Erdogan (REUTERS)
Vladimir Putin, Ibrahim Raisi and Tayyip Erdogan (REUTERS)

The trilateral meeting comes days after US President Joe Biden’s Middle East tour. Israel Y Saudi Arabiahostile to the two nations Iran.

The summit focused SyriaWhere Russia, Turkey And Iran Since 2011, they have been major players in the war that has ravaged the country.

Moscow and Tehran support the regime Bashar al-Assad and to the Ankara rebels. The three countries launched the so-called Astana Process in 2017, the official goal of which is to bring peace to Syria.

Putin He termed the tripartite meeting he held this Tuesday as “productive”. in Tehran with his Turkish and Iranian counterpart on the conflict in Syria.

“The meeting was useful and very instructive, we discussed the main points of our coordination regarding Syria”At the end of the discussions, in a speech broadcast on Russian television, Putin announced that his colleagues would visit Russia “by the end of this year” to pursue the issue.

“In recent years, the terrorist threat has decreased […] Thanks for our common efforts“, under control.

He added that the next consultations in Syria, the so-called “Astana” model, would be organized “by the end of the year”.

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(With information from AFP)

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