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Poroshenko and Erdogan discussed expansion of cooperation in several spheres

The parties also discussed preparations for the meeting of the Strategic Council of Presidents to be held in Turkey
21:26, 25 June 2018

Presidential Administration press office

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This was reported in the press service of the Ukrainian president.

"The leaders of the two countries expressed mutual interest in further strengthening of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey," the report said.

The parties also discussed topical issues on the bilateral agenda. It was about expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, energy and defense industries.

A special attention was paid to the preparation for the meeting of the Strategic Council of Presidents, which is to be held in Turkey.

We recall, the chairman of the Supreme Electoral Commission of Turkey reported on the victory of the incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the early presidential election, which took place on Sunday, June 24. He scored more than 52% of the vote.

On June 25, Petro Poroshenko congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his reelection as president of Turkey.

Earlier Recep Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, compared himself with Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, delivering a speech before the journalists, as TRT reported.

“There are two most experienced politicians – Putin and me. As we have served as presidents and prime ministers, me and Putin, we are in power for 15-16 years in a row,” the Turkish leader said.

Erdoğan noted that Turley established an understanding with Russia concerning the Syria issue. And the President himself has developed “special relationships with Putin.”

Turkey’s President made a similar statement during his pre-election speech in Istanbul, as Aksam reported.

“Whom of the candidates (on the presidential elections in Turkey) are recognized by the world? How many world’s leaders have they met? I am among the politicians who are present in the UN General Assembly the longest. Yes, longer than anyone – me and Putin,” Erdoğan stressed.

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