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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Hello. Good afternoon, everyone. Very good to be here with my friend, the Turkish prime minister[1]. Mevlüt and I were just together at the NATO Ministerial. I’m looking forward to pursuing that conversation. Today we had Finland and Sweden submit their applications, and this of course is a process, and we will work through that process as Allies and as partners.
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U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great pleasure, as always, to be here with my friend and colleague, Mevlüt. We’ve been sitting together for the last day and a half, and we both thought it was important to be able to compare notes directly on many things that we’ve already talked about with our allies, including the situation in Ukraine and around Ukraine, including what we just talked about, the Western Balkans, as well as the Caucasus and a number of other areas, and also focusing on some of the important work and cooperation that the United States and Turkey have together as we’ve been working very closely on a number of issues. I think we’ll have a chance to talk about other things we’re doing farther afield, including in Africa. But, Mevlüt, thank you for taking the time to get together and to be able to spend some time today.
Picture for Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Before Their Meeting