6 April 2012 Moscow, Russia

“Agreement on Cooperation between SAM and the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS)” is signed by Vice President of SAM Dr. Mesut Özcan and Director of RISS Leonid Rushetnikov, on 6 April 2012 at Moscow. In the framework of the Agreement, it is agreed to increase cooperation between two institutions, develop joint research projects, organize joint scientific forums, symposia, conferences and workshops, to prepare joint publications and exchange experts.

After the signing ceremony, recent developments in the Middle East, our perspectives regarding the Syria case and Turkey-Russian bilateral relations are discussed during a roundtable meeting and RISS gave a lunch in honour of our delegation.