Minister Joly meets with Turkish counterpart


April 6, 2022 - Brussels, Belgium - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The ministers acknowledged the important and long-standing bilateral relations between Canada and Turkey.

The ministers reiterated their strong condemnation of Russian President Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine and highlighted the role that diplomacy can play in putting an end to the war.

Minister Joly expressed Canada’s appreciation for Turkey’s efforts to bring Russia and Ukraine together for peace talks, and both ministers agreed on the importance of peace and stability in the entire region. Minister Joly also noted Turkey’s response to the devastation in Mariupol, Ukraine, and she thanked Minister Çavuşoğlu for his country’s efforts to support refugees from Ukraine.  

The ministers discussed ways that the entire transatlantic community can work together to support Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. They also discussed their strong commitment to strengthening coordination as bilateral partners and NATO allies.

The ministers concluded their meeting by exchanging views on how the international community can work together to address the global repercussions and impacts of President Putin’s senseless war.

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