During his working visit to the United States, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The President of Ukraine thanked the Turkish leader for his firm position on the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, expressed during a speech at the UN General Assembly.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed the strategic nature of Ukrainian-Turkish relations and the importance of increasing the pace of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic, military, technical and humanitarian spheres. In particular, the issue of cooperation in the field of energy in the context of energy diversification was discussed.
The President of Ukraine also thanked Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his support of the Crimea Platform.
The heads of state discussed the pace of implementation of joint projects, in particular the construction of housing for the Crimean Tatar people. Attention was also paid to the issue of releasing illegally detained Crimean Tatars.
The parties also considered the issue of maintaining a stable security situation in the Black Sea region.
The Presidents agreed to intensify work on completing the process of concluding the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accepted the invitation to visit our country to take part in the 10th meeting of the Strategic Cooperation Council.