President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskiy and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres. “We do not want to experience a new Chernobyl,” Erdogan said after the meeting.
The tripartite summit, which was closed to the press at the Pototsky Palace, lasted 40 minutes.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Head of the National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan and Presidency Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın also attended the meeting.
During President Erdogan’s visit to Ukraine, an agreement was signed between Turkey and Ukraine for the reconstruction of the infrastructure destroyed by the war.
In this context, the agreement between Turkey and Ukraine for the reconstruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure destroyed by the war was signed by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and the Minister of Commerce Mehmet Muş.
The agreement will create a Task Force for the reconstruction of Ukraine between the two countries.
The task force will coordinate the reconstruction of facilities of social and economic importance in Ukraine, such as roads, bridges, water and electricity infrastructure, hospitals and schools.
Erdogan: We do not want to experience a new Chernobyl
In a statement after the meeting, President Erdoğan said, “We expressed our concern about the ongoing conflicts around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. We do not want to experience a new Chernobyl.” said.
Here are some headlines from Erdogan’s speech:
“We shared with Mr. Zelensky that we will give the necessary support for the reconstruction of Ukraine, as we have done so far.”
“In our tripartite meeting, we also evaluated the possibilities of transforming the positive atmosphere created by the Istanbul Consensus into permanent peace.”
“The whole world started to feel the positive reflections of the Istanbul Agreement, which made possible the safe export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea to the world.”
“(Ukraine-Russia war) We pointed out that the international community should assume greater responsibility for the revival of the diplomatic process.”
“We discussed the exchange of prisoners of war and our initiatives in this regard, I would also like to express that we attach great importance to this issue.”
“We will continue to evaluate the outcome of all our meetings with Mr. Putin today.”