President of Ukraine

Presidents of Ukraine and Türkiye discuss implementation of Peace Formula, development of bilateral relations

21 October 2023 - 16:37

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Head of State expressed gratitude to Türkiye for persistently supporting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"Even in the face of new global challenges, the world must continue to make efforts to support the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula. Türkiye's voice and stance in this matter are crucial," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

President Zelenskyy also thanked Türkiye for its participation in previous consultations at the level of national security advisors and for its readiness to send a representative to the upcoming meeting in Malta.

He noted the involvement of Turkish experts in the first Defense Industry Forum in Kyiv and the preparation for a conference on Ukraine's recovery to be held in Türkiye in November.

The two leaders discussed further developments in bilateral relations and emphasized the importance of implementing all the agreements reached during their last meeting in Istanbul.

The Head of State also said that despite Russia's disruption of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Ukraine remains a global food security guarantor and enables the functioning of an alternative humanitarian route in the Black Sea.

Furthermore, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the situation in the Middle East and agreed on the need to ensure the protection of civilians and respect for humanitarian law.

"Unfortunately, Ukraine understands all too well what war and civilian casualties mean. Therefore, we strongly condemn any terrorist methods and violence and advocate against further escalation," the Ukrainian Head of State said.