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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he had a long meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit.

In a tweet via Twitter, Macron mentioned his meeting with President Erdogan in the Belgian capital, Brussels, before the start of the NATO summit.


“Before the NATO summit, I had long talks with President Erdogan. For openness, respect and demand,” he added.

For its part, the Elysee Palace said that Macron and Erdogan discussed the need for joint action to solve the problems in Syria and Libya.

The closed meeting between Macron and Erdogan at NATO headquarters lasted 52 minutes, according to Anatolia.

The NATO summit kicked off on Monday, with the participation of leaders and leaders of the alliance’s 30 countries.

Among the most important items of the summit, discussing the future of the alliance, drawing the NATO roadmap for 10 years, as well as relations with Russia and China, climate change and cyber threats.

President Erdogan will participate in the summit at the head of a high-ranking Turkish delegation.