He added that Russia and Turkey enjoy “very close coordination” in areas including trade, investment, culture and “mega-projects.” Russia is assisting Turkey in building its first nuclear power plant and a Black Sea gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine.

Putin plans to compare notes with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on issues including peacekeeping in Syria, the Kremlin spokesman said.

The missile contract cements bilateral ties after Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet on the border with Syria in late 2015 sending diplomatic relations into a tailspin.