National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesperson and Chief Advisor to the President of Turkey. Mr. Sullivan expressed appreciation for our work together in Afghanistan and underscored the need for continued cooperation there, including on efforts to ensure humanitarian assistance continues to flow unimpeded to Afghans in need. They discussed our shared efforts to address global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and threat of climate change. They exchanged views on developments in the Middle East and South Caucasus, as well as the importance of maintaining stability in the Eastern Mediterranean. They agreed on the importance of continued dialogue to enhance the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship.


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