US State Secretary, Turkish Foreign Minister discuss situation on Ukraine-Russia border

Source : 112 Ukraine

The agenda also included the topic of stability in the Black Sea region
09:24, 2 December 2021

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border. Stability in the Black Sea region was also on the agenda as TASS reported citing Spokesperson of the US State Department Ned Price on the sidelines of the meeting of the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the NATO member countries in Riga.

The statement notes that the head of American diplomacy discussed with the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry "the crisis in Ethiopia and joint efforts aimed at maintaining stability in the Black Sea region."

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"They also discussed Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the situation in Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as in Afghanistan," Ned Price noted.

According to him, the talks between the heads of the foreign ministries of the two countries "were based on a conversation between US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, held last month in Rome and related to bilateral cooperation and other priorities, including democracy and human rights."

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Earlier, US State Secretary Antony Blinken stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to invade Ukraine; however, at the moment, it is not yet known whether he made a decision.


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