31st May, 2022
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said he had talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and both sides agreed on the need to restore peace in Ukraine.
After the talks, Zelensky tweeted saying “unanimously, we agreed on the need to restore peace. We appreciate Turkey’s help in this process”.
During the conversation, Zelensky and Erdoğan also discussed the threats to food security due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the ways to unblock Ukraine’s ports.
They also discussed cooperation in the security sphere.
A statement by Erdoğan’s office said Turkey attaches importance to the project of creating a safe corridor for the export of Ukraine’s agricultural products by sea.
The statement said Turkey had made every effort to continue the negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
It also said that Turkey is ready to provide the needed support, including mediation.
Earlier, Erdoğan held phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Xinhua/NAN