According to the results of the Fifth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council, held on March 9, the Heads of the Republic of Turkey and Ukraine signed a Joint Declaration. The text is published on the website of the Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko.
The joint communiqué stresses the need for a strategic partnership between two countries, which, basing on the geographical location in the Black Sea basin, share responsibility for the fate of this region.
Among the major agreements - the decision between Ukraine and Turkey to cooperate in the framework of international organizations for the de-occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in order to return Ukrainian sovereignty over the peninsula. According to Poroshenko, at this point the leaders of the two countries have already outlined further joint steps.
In addition, it was decided to expand the volume of Turkey’s technical and logistical assistance to Ukraine, in particular, addressing the needs of IDPs in Ukraine, including those Crimean Tatars who have been forced to leave Crimea.
In this regard, the leaders agreed on cooperation between the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency with the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey (TIKA) and the relevant departments and regional authorities of Ukraine, as well as the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that deepening of the strategic alliance between Ukraine and Turkey permeates through the whole text of the signed Declaration.