Ukraine, Turkey Foreign and Defence Ministers to Hold Talks in Kyiv

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Canan Kevser
27 November 2020, 21:16
Canan Kevser
27 November 2020, 21:16

Foreign and defence ministers of Ukraine and Turkey are planning to hold sessions in Kyiv scheduled for December 2020.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will arrive in Kyiv in the second half of December, his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba reported during an interview with Turkey's Anadolu Agency.

The meeting will be the first under the 'two plus two' formula (quadriga). The talks will be attended by foreign ministers and defence ministers of both countries.

Defence Ministers Andriy Taran and Hulusi Akar

The formula was approved during the bilateral discussions held in Istanbul between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October, according to Kuleba.

The Ukrainian diplomat drew attention to the successful interaction of the two countries within the framework of the Akıncı defence project.

"Such projects have helped to strengthen the trust mechanism and production between our countries. If we are successful, and everything speaks about this, we will be able to start implementing other larger and more ambitious world-class projects," Kuleba said.

According to him, the Akıncı project is not just another undertaking in the defence sphere but also a step toward the formation of synergy between the industrial complexes of the two countries.

Kuleba also praised efforts to negotiate a free trade agreement with Turkey.

"We hope for concrete results on this topic, which will open up new opportunities for bilateral trade. Both our countries have shown political will. Experts discuss the latest and most sensitive details of the trade agreement. I think a balanced formula will be found. The peoples of the two countries will benefit most from the agreement," the foreign minister added.