The tete-a-tete meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy ended.
During the meeting, regional and international issues such as the relations between the two countries, the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine war and the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement, which will expire on 17 July, were discussed.
The interview took about 2.5 hours.
Making statements after their meeting, Erdogan said, “Ukraine undoubtedly deserves NATO membership. I would like to reiterate a point that I have always defended persistently. A just peace cannot be lost. Despite the differences in understanding between the parties, it is our most sincere desire to return to the search for peace as soon as possible. Ukraine” We will give all kinds of support to get the country back on its feet,” he said.
grain aisle agreement
Regarding the Black Sea Grain Corridor, Erdogan said, “I hope the deadline to expire on July 17 will be extended again. We have an expectation that the agreement will not be every 2 months, but at least every 3 months. We will make an effort to increase the period to 2 years. Again, this evening, we talked to the President about this issue. I hope this is one of the most important issues on our agenda with Mr. Putin, both in our telephone diplomacy and in our face-to-face meeting next month.” used the phrase.
Zelenskiy, on the other hand, stated that they also discussed the situation in the Crimea annexed by Russia, “I am grateful for your support for the Black Sea grain initiative and the grain initiative from Ukraine.” made its assessment.
Statement from the Ministry of Industry and Technology
In the written statement made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology on the subject, the protocol containing the Memorandum of Understanding on “Cooperation in the Field of Strategic Industries”, in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenski, was signed by Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır and Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleksandr. Signed by Kamyshin. Between the two countries with the Memorandum of Understanding; In the field of strategic industries, it is aimed to support mutual cooperation and to support joint projects in the field of autonomous systems, especially Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and engine R&D, production and maintenance activities.