The Presidents reaffirmed their support for the Government and the people of Ukraine.

The U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation in Ukraine by phone on Thursday. This is stated in a written statement issued by the White House following the talks between the two heads of state.

“The Presidents discussed their common concern about Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. They reaffirmed their strong support for the Government and people of Ukraine, stressed the need for an immediate end to Russian aggression and welcomed a coordinated international response to the crisis. President Biden expressed gratitude for Turkey’s efforts to support a diplomatic settlement of the conflict, as well as for Turkey’s recent contacts with regional leaders that contribute to strengthening peace and stability,” the White House said.

As the press secretary of the American leader Jen Psaki noted at a briefing for journalists, the two heads of state “had a constructive long conversation.” “I think it lasted almost an hour, if not an hour. President [Biden] is very grateful to Turkey for the role it plays and has played today and earlier in conducting diplomatic negotiations [on Ukraine],” she added.