Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan – United States Department of State

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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met yesterday in Washington with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Fidan discussed U.S.-Türkiye cooperation regarding Syria, the South Caucasus, and achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister agreed to enhance trade and investment between the United States and Türkiye and reaffirmed that, notwithstanding Russia’s illegal full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Black Sea region must remain safe and secure.  They also recognized the 75th anniversary of the U.S.-Türkiye Fulbright program and welcomed the accession of Sweden as the 32nd NATO Ally.  Their meeting capped two days of senior-level bilateral discussions held under the auspices of the U.S.-Türkiye Strategic Mechanism.

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