President of Ukraine met with the President of Turkey

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In the framework of participation in the work of the UN General Assembly, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A wide range of bilateral issues, including the status and prospects of cooperation between the two countries in trade, economic, investment, medical spheres, as well as in the framework of the UN was discussed.

The Heads of State reaffirmed their mutual interest in further developing strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey, including by strengthening the political dialogue at the highest level. In this regard, a number of practical arrangements were reached in the context of holding a regular meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish High-Level Strategic Council, as well as a tripartite meeting in the Ukraine-Turkey-Azerbaijan format.

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Particular emphasis was put on the importance of completing preparations for the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.

Ukraine received a clear signal from the Turkish Republic on the unchanging position in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, non-recognition of Russian occupation of the Crimean Autonomous Republic, as well as willingness to further defend the rights of the Crimean Tatar people.

The President urged his Turkish colleague to help in the liberation of Ukrainian citizens – political prisoners of the Kremlin.