“Our aim, set for us by the authorities, is to prepare and agree on the relevant document before the start the International Energy Congress,” Novak said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 broadcaster.
Russian experts are currently discussing with their Turkish colleagues an intergovernmental agreement project on the Turkish Stream and a “roadmap” — an annex to this agreement, the minister added.
The Turkish Stream project was announced in the end of 2014 by President Vladimir Putin on his state visit to Turkey. In November 2015, the Turkish Stream project, which was planned to bring Russian gas via the Black Sea into Turkey and southern Europe, was suspended after a Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter in Syria. In June, following Turkey's apology to Russia for the November incident, the sides began a reconciliation process.