President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the President of Turkey

1 April 2020 - 20:03

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The interlocutors discussed the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the world and the measures taken in both countries to ensure the protection of citizens. A number of practical arrangements have been made to coordinate efforts and cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey to combat the pandemic and its aftermath. The President of Turkey has promised to promptly consider requests of the Ukrainian party for the supply of respirators and protective suits.

The Head of State thanked Turkey for its consistent support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, its condemnation of the illegal annexation of Crimea, and for its support for the Crimean Tatars. In this regard, the Presidents expressed content with the implementation of the agreements reached during their personal meeting on February 3 this year, including the construction of housing in Kherson and Henichesk for the IDPs from Crimea.

The parties separately discussed the situation of Ukrainian road hauliers on the Turkish-Bulgarian border in connection with the ban on entry to Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assured that the responsible Turkish ministries would receive instructions and the situation would be resolved in the near future.