Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko held a private meeting in the framework of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, held in New York, according to the official website of the Ukrainian President. The Ukrainian delegation also included the Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people and the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

One of the important issues discussed was the implementation of the Ukraine-Turkey agreements reached at the fifth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council, in particular - the trade liberalization.

Turkish and Ukrainian parties noted the intensity of the bilateral agenda and expressed their desire to further deepen the strategic partnership.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again assured the Ukrainian Guarantor that the Republic still continues supporting Ukraine in its attempts to restore its territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Turkish leader also said that normalization of relations with Russia in no way will affect the Turkey's stance that is the condemnation of violations of the Crimean Tatars rights in the peninsula, as well as the illegal annexation of the Crimea.

Petro Poroshenko, in turn, put forward a proposal that Turkish companies join the privatization of the Ukrainian enterprises.

A working Ukraine -Turkey meeting in the field of energy is expected to be held in the near future.

PHOTO: Website of Ukraine’s President