According to a statement by the Turkish Presidency, in a phone call on Monday, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as global and regional issues.
The statement indicated that the two presidential aides exchanged views on political and economic relations, as well as ways to develop cooperation in the field of defense.
It also added that the two discussed the crisis in Ukraine, ongoing protests in Kazakhstan, the normalization process between Ankara and Yerevan, as well as recent developments in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ethiopia.
The details of a joint strategic mechanism agreed during a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden on October 31 last year, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, were discussed by Kalin and Sullivan.
On his part, the Turkish official expressed that the Ukraine crisis should be resolved through dialogue and cooperation, also adding that they are prepared to contribute in this sense. Kalin also underlined Ankara’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity
While stressing the significance of putting an end to the ongoing unrest in Kazakhstan to ensure peace and stability in the region, the two sides also highlighted the contributions a permanent peace between Baku and Yerevan can make in the regional sense.