November 10, 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Turkey Mr. Mevlut Çavuşoğlu
is paying a working visit to Ukraine. The main purpose of the visit is to hold
the third meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Group – the bilateral body
functioning within the framework of the mechanism of the strategic partnership
between the two countries. The meeting was a preparatory stage to the IV meeting
of the Ukraine –Turkey High Level Strategic Council co-chaired by the
Presidents of the two countries, to be held in the near future after the
formation of a new government in Ukraine.
During the negotiations the Ministers discussed a wide
range of the issues of practical cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey as well
as the regional and international issues. Special attention was paid to
implementation of the concrete projects of the bilateral agenda. The Sides
agreed to give impetus to the development of Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in
the aerospace, energy and military-technical spheres.
The situation in the East of Ukraine and Crimea was
discussed in detail. In this context the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
emphasized absolute support of Ukraine, its territorial integrity and
inviolability of internationally recognized borders and unity of our country.
Special emphasis was placed on consolidating efforts in order to protect the
rights of Crimean Tatars suffering from the pressure of the occupation
authorities in Crimea.
In the context of multilateral cooperation the primary
attention was paid to issues of the European integration, which is top-priority
for the two Sides.
Moreover, the parties exchanged their views on the
issue of strengthening security in the Black Sea region where the strategic
balance and trust have been significantly undermined by the Russian aggression