Russia and Turkey:
Forging Multidimensional Partnership
95th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

International Conference

October 15, 2015, Moscow

Russia and Turkey:

Forging Multidimensional Partnership

95th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

International Conference

October 15, 2015, Moscow
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About the Conference

In 2015, Russia and Republic of Turkey celebrate the 95th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Relations between the two countries have transformed into a multidimensional partnership, while their cooperation in the energy field has become strategic.
Today, the two countries face fundamentally new challenges, and these challenges demand close attention. Strengthening energy security, searching for new sources of economic growth, determining vectors for cooperation with the European Union and other partners, and preventing destabilisation of the situation in the Middle East and the South Caucasus are all priority tasks for both Russia and Turkey. Cooperation in the Black Sea region, where the interests of the two countries have always intersected, continues to be of great significance.
On October 15, 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (SAM) and with the support of Renaissance Holding and CREON Energy, will host the International Conference titled "Russia and Turkey: Forging Multidimensional Partnership. 95th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations". The discussion will focus on the political, economic, academic, and cultural foundations of bilateral relations, as well as on the ways for their future development.

Conference Programme
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow,
1 Balchug street,
115035 Moscow, Russia
Novokuznetskaya metro station

October 15, 2015, 9:00-20:00

Working languages of the Conference:

Russian, Turkish


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Programme (download)

9:00–10:00 Registration

10:00–10:30 Opening

10:00–12:30. Plenary Session 1. Russian-Turkish Bilateral Relations

— The state and dynamics of bilateral relations between Russia and Turkey
— Russia–Turkey dialogue formats: presidential, governmental and parliamentary
— The prospects for scientific and educational cooperation between Russia and Turkey
— The role of social relations and intercultural dialogue in the development of bilateral relations

14:00–16:00. Plenary Session 2. Energy Cooperation in the Context of Russian–Turkish Economic Relations
— Development factors and limits to the growth of bilateral economic cooperation
— Energy security as a key component of bilateral relations
— Turkey's strategy as a new transit country and energy hub
— The prospects for carrying out joint infrastructure projects

16:30–18:30. Plenary Session 3. Strategic Interests and Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation in Resolving Regional Problems
— Areas of strategic interests and promising spheres of political cooperation between Russia and Turkey
— Joint efforts to counter the threat of extremism and political violence in the Middle East
— Central Asia as a field of new challenges and opportunities for cooperation between Russia and Turkey
— Opportunities for Russian–Turkish cooperation in the settlement of conflicts in the Black Sea and the South Caucasus regions
— Developing a tripartite dialogue between Russia, Turkey and the European Union

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The Venue

The Conference will take place at Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow, located in the city centre. It is easy to reach the hotel both by car and metro.

Address: 1 Balchug street, 115035 Moscow, Russia

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