US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed, on Friday, to hold their first summit in June.
The upcoming summit will be held on the sidelines of the two presidents’ participation in a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO” in the Belgian capital, Brussels.
This came during telephone talks between the two presidents, the first of their kind since Biden took over the presidency of the United States last January.
On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, on the importance of joint work to expand cooperation between the two countries.
A statement issued by the Turkish Presidency’s Communication Department stated that Erdogan and Biden had agreed, during a phone call, to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO leaders’ summit, due next June.
The statement indicated that Erdogan emphasized to Biden the importance of resolving issues such as the presence of the “Gulen” terrorist organization in the United States and the American support for the “PKK / PKK” terrorist organization in Syria.
A White House statement said that the two presidents will discuss, during their upcoming meeting, “bilateral and regional issues.”
The statement also said that Biden expressed, during the phone call, his “interest in a constructive bilateral relationship” with Turkey.