Ukraine is seeking to intensify the development of Ukraine-Turkey strategic partnership to achieve concrete results for both countries. Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze told Mr Volkan Bozkır, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the state and prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze stressed that Ukraine is satisfied with the high dynamics of a political dialogue between our countries at all levels and believes it will only enhance.
"Ukraine is eager to intensify the development of Ukrainian-Turkish strategic partnership aimed at achieving tangible results for the benefits of the two states. Cooperation on the level of Parliaments of both countries should play a special role in this issue", stressed the Vice Prime Minister.
She also emphasized on the importance of support by Turkey of the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine and fruitful cooperation among our international organizations. "I express my gratitude to Turkey for support both in the UN and the PACE regading protecting the rights of Crimean Tatars in Russia-occupied Crimea. I would like to emphasize that we highly appreciate the personal role of President Mr R. Erdogan in helping free two prominent representatives of the Crimean Tatar people Ahmet Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov", said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
The Vice Prime Minister added that Ukraine counts on Turkey's solidarity and support of Ukraine's stance on the inadmissibility to restore the powers of the Russian delegation to the PACE. She also announced about Ukraine's intentions to enshrine the status of Crimea as a national autonomy of the Crimean Tatars in the Constitution of Ukraine.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze noted that Ukraine relies on support of Turkey when a decision at NATO Headquarters is taken to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of Heads of State and Government at the NATO Summit in Brussels.
In his turn Mr Volkan Bozkır confirmed that his country would remain a reliable partner of Ukraine and expressed satisfaction with the level of the current dialogue maintained between the states. He stressed that Turkey would never recognize the annexation of the Crimea and support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression in Donbas. Turkey is keen on successful implementation of Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations.
"We understand your desire to get clear signals from the EU. However, you must be tolerant, persistent and resolute (in relations with the EU)", emphasized the member of the Turkish Parliament.