The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the preparation of the next, fifth meeting of the Strategic Council of high level, to be held in Ankara in March this year.
About this was discussed during their meeting, held on Monday 15 February in Kiev during the visit of Turkish Prime Minister to Ukraine, reported the press service of the President.
The Ukrainian head of state noted the intensity of contacts between the two countries, which confirms the high level of strategic partnership between the two countries.
The President emphasized on the huge potential of bilateral relations in the field of security, economy, humanitarian and social spheres.
According to the press service, the sides discussed ways of strengthening security in the black sea region and similar challenges, which have to resist to both countries.
Prime Minister of Turkey emphasized the strategic character of partnership between our countries, called Ukraine a «strategic ally» and noted the close cooperation between the two countries in the international arena.
Also, the President of Ukraine thanked Turkey for its firm position in support of Ukraine and support of the mechanism of de-occupation of the Crimea, through bilateral consultations and the format of the «Geneva+» with the participation of Turkey.
In addition, the Ukrainian head of state thanked the Turkish party for the decision to allocate a loan of USD 50 million. USA to Finance the General Fund of the state budget of Ukraine, and send Armed forces to Ukraine equipped with collapsible tent field hospital.
As previously reported, Ukraine and Turkey agreed to expand military-technical cooperation in several areas. Secretary of Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov during the meeting with the commander of Gendarme forces of the Republic of Turkey by Galip Mandy discussed the prospect of joint military exercises, as well as the importance of sharing experience in combating terrorism. During the talks the parties noted that the security situation in Ukraine and Turkey have many common features and problems.
Poroshenko and Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the preparations for the meeting of the Strategic Council of high level 15.02.2016