Ukrainian Politics

 Ukraine's President met with Prime Minister of Turkey

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu as part of the visit of the Turkish government’s leader to Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.

Petro Poroshenko noted the intensity of contacts between the two states, which is confirmed by high level of strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey.

The president stressed a huge potential of bilateral relations in security, economic, humanitarian, and social spheres.

The parties discussed ways to enhance security in the Black Sea region and a similar nature of challenges the two countries have to deal with.

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The Prime Minister of Turkey highlighted the strategic character of partnership between the states, called Ukraine a "strategic ally", and noted close interaction between the two countries in the international arena.

The president thanked Turkey for supporting the mechanism of de-occupation of Crimea through bilateral consultations and the Geneva plus format with participation of Turkey.

The head of state also expressed gratitude for the decision to allocate USD 50 million loan to finance the general fund of the State Budget of Ukraine and provide an equipped modular tent field hospital to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko and Ahmet Davutoğlu discussed preparations to the fifth session of the High Level Strategic Council scheduled to take place in Ankara in March.

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