President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone talk with President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to Türkiye and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for unflagging support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.
Both sides noted substantial progress in security cooperation between the countries over the past year and agreed on extensive prospects for its development.
The Head of the Ukrainian state said that Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation has already yielded tangible results in the high-tech sector, particularly in establishing joint defense enterprises and collaborative defense production. The Presidents agreed to continue contacts between the countries at various levels to strengthen this cooperation.
The conversation placed significant emphasis on security in the Black Sea. Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that despite Russia’s attempts to disrupt peaceful navigation, Ukraine remains a guarantor of global food stability. After the launch of the alternative grain corridor, over 14 million tonnes of cargo have passed through it.
The President of Ukraine emphasized that our state is ready to keep working to improve the security situation in the Black Sea, commending the efforts of Türkiye, Bulgaria, and Romania in demining activities and expressing readiness to join them.
The Head of the Ukrainian state thanked Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for supporting the Peace Formula, especially Türkiye’s leadership in implementing the Food Security point. Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited the Turkish Republic to send its representative to the upcoming meeting of national security and political advisors to state leaders and to participate in the preparation for the Global Peace Summit.
The recent prisoner swap was noted by both sides. The President of Ukraine said that further swaps, and the release of political prisoners and Crimean Tatars illegally held by Russia, and the return of abducted children remain extremely important. He sought Türkiye’s assistance in these matters.
The leaders also agreed shortly to hold a Ukraine recovery forum in Türkiye.