Poroshenko-Erdogan talks extend to 3 hours

UNIAN 2

Instead of a scheduled 45 minutes meeting, the talks behind closed doors between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan lasted for three hours, according to presidential press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

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The spokesman also noted that the Turkish president was accompanied by a large delegation.

"Today, nine bilateral documents will be signed, including on protection of investments and avoidance of double taxation," he said.

Tsegolko asserts that Turkey is among the five largest trade partners of Ukraine.

Poroshenko, Erdogan discuss ways to deepen strategic partnership"Ankara continues to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the introduction of a peacekeeping mission to Donbas," the presidential press secretary added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the parties were to discuss ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in all strategic directions, as well as issues of international peace and regional security.

Erdogan: Turkey no longer needs EU membership but will not quit talks - mediaFollowing the meeting of the Strategic Council, the signing of a number of bilateral documents is planned to be held.

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