Ukrainian President Poroshenko thanks Erdoğan for 'unwavering support' in phone call

Published 19.04.2017 12:08
Updated 19.04.2017 15:32
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) and Petro Poroshenko. AP Photo
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) and Petro Poroshenko. AP Photo

The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday to discuss the development of a strategic partnership.

During the phone conversation, Poroshenko thanked Erdoğan for Turkey's "unwavering support" for Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, according to an official statement on the Ukrainian president's website. The press release also acknowledged the "completion of the political campaign in Turkey to amend the constitution of the country."

The leaders of both countries, according to the press release, discussed future steps to enhance the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey and stressed the importance of the sixth session of the Ukrainian-Turkish High-Level Strategic Council, which will be held in Kiev.

Topics of regional and international importance such as the Syrian crisis were also touched upon during the call.

Ukrainian President Poroshenko also offered his condolences over the helicopter crash that killed 12 in Tunceli, eastern Turkey.

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