11 August 2016, 06:57 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The cooperation of Moscow and Ankara defines a lot both in the Black Sea Region and generally, in the world, he noted.
"The latest visit will take all our contacts to a new level. It was the most important visit over the past few years," Yardim told reporters.
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in St. Petersburg for first talks to reset bilateral relations after the November 2015 downing of a Russian aircraft by Turkey. The two leaders agreed on a series of measures to boost economic and other ties.
The tensions have begun to thaw since the Turkish president offered his condolences to the family of the slain Russian pilot in June.