Ukraine has signed an intergovernmental agreement on development cooperation with Turkey. This was stated by Ukrainian head of state Petro Poroshenko during a joint briefing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
'I am glad that cooperation with the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination has got a new legal framework. We have signed an Agreement on Development Cooperation. It would be good if this cooperation, in particular in infrastructure development sphere, also concerned Ukrainian Donbas,' he said.
In addition, Poroshenko and Erdogan signed a joint statement on the results of the 7th Ukrainian-Turkish Strategic Council meeting, which was held on the eve of the briefing.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the state company Ukroboronprom and the board of the military-industrial complex of Turkey.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko began his visit to Turkey on November 3 with the opening of a memorial plaque on the house where the Embassy of the Ukrainian People's Republic in the Ottoman Empire was in 1919-1922. Then, he visited Istanbul University, where he met with students and teachers of the Ukrainian language and literature faculty.
Later, the head of the Ukrainian state met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and also negotiated with the President of Turkey behind the closed doors.