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Poroshenko meets with Erdogan in NY
08:46, 21 September 2016
Poroshenko meets with Erdogan in NY

Erdogan expressed support for Ukraine in occupied Crimea return issue

08:46, 21 September 2016

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Interfax Ukraine reports.

The meeting was held on the margins of UN General Assembly in New York.

Turkey will continue to support Ukraine in the issue of the resumption of sovereignty and territorial integrity. This was stated by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He also stressed that the resumption of dialogue with Russia will not affect Turkey's position on non-recognition of the Crimea annexation and the condemnation of violations of the rights of Crimean Tatars.

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The two leaders discussed the state of implementation of agreements reached during the fifth session of the Strategic Council of the high level between Ukraine and Turkey, in particular in the area of trade liberalization. The sides noted the intensity of the bilateral agenda and reaffirmed their desire to further deepening of the strategic partnership.

During the meeting, Poroshenko invited Turkish companies to take part in the privatization of Ukrainian enterprises.

Also, the sides agreed to create Ukrainian-Turkish working group on energy issues in the near future.

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, MP from the Block Petro Poroshenko party, Representative of the President of Ukraine on the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil and Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chalyi also took part in the meeting.

Recall that Petro Poroshenko arrived on the 71st UN General Assembly on September 19. He already met with Ukrainian community in New York, and also paid a visit to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Recall that the 71st UN General Assembly session started in New York on Monday. Chairman of the General Assembly noted that the session should be to bring the organization to the implementation of 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations projects to 2030. The annual general debate will begin on September 20 and will last until September 26.

Source: Interfax Ukraine

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