Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.
Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the White House, and with U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department as part of his visit to Washington.
In the interviews; bilateral political and economic relations, earthquakes in Turkey, cooperation in the defense industry, energy security, fight against terrorism, membership processes of Sweden and Finland to NATO, Russia-Ukraine war, South Caucasus and Azerbaijan-Armenia negotiation process issues evaluated.
During the meetings, satisfaction with the support and solidarity shown by the USA and the international community to Turkey during the earthquake disaster was expressed, and it was stated that Turkey continues its efforts to rapidly improve and rebuild the earthquake area.
TURKEY-USA RELATIONS TALKED
During the meeting, the strategic dimension of Turkey-US relations was emphasized, and the importance of the two allied countries maintaining their cooperation on global and regional issues on the basis of mutual respect and interest was mentioned.
It was stated that facilitating steps should be taken in order for the bilateral trade volume to reach the target of 100 billion dollars. The focus was on deepening the scope of cooperation in the field of defense industry without any preconditions.
THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR AND NATO…
It was emphasized that Turkey supports NATO’s open-door policy in principle, and that Sweden and Finland’s fulfillment of their commitments within the framework of the Tripartite Agreement will accelerate the process.
While it was pointed out that the prolongation of the Russia-Ukraine war deepened regional and global instability, it was stated that Turkey would continue its diplomatic efforts for a solution. Attention was also drawn to Turkey’s role in the extension of the grain shipment agreement.
It was emphasized that Turkey will continue to fight resolutely against all terrorist organizations, including PKK/PYD/YPG, ISIS and FETO.
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