Biden met with Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit

Biden met with Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit

Biden met with Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit

Joe Biden and Recep Tayyip Erdogan   Biden met with Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit

During the meeting, the issues of Finland and Sweden joining NATO and the export of grain from Ukraine were discussed

President Joe Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit , the White House said Wednesday.

President Biden welcomed Turkey's conclusion of a trilateral agreement with Finland and Sweden, which paved the way for Allies to invite those countries to join NATO.

Biden and Erdogan discussed their continued support for protecting Ukraine from Russian aggression, as well as the importance of removing Russia's obstacles to Ukrainian grain exports.

The interlocutors also discussed issues related to maintaining stability in the Aegean Sea and Syria.

President Biden reaffirmed his desire to maintain a constructive bilateral relationship. The interlocutors stressed the importance of continuing close consultations between the governments of both countries.

At a joint press conference following the meeting, President Biden thanked Turkey for its contribution to efforts to unlock Ukrainian grain and resolve objections to the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO.