The leaders of the United States and Turkey called for a political settlement of the conflict in Syria.
The presidents of the United States and Turkey on Saturday discussed by phone progress in opening up and stimulating the world economy after the coronavirus pandemic. This is stated in the message of the White House.
According to an administration official, Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan also discussed “important regional and bilateral issues.” Trump again expressed concern about the escalation of foreign intervention in Libya and stressed the need for rapid de-escalation in the region.
The White House added that President Trump and President Erdogan reaffirmed the urgent need for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, as well as unhindered humanitarian access throughout the country.
The Turkish presidential administration said in a statement that Erdogan and trump “agreed to continue close military and political cooperation” and reaffirmed “their desire for stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region.”
Turkey supports the internationally recognized government of Libya, which has made significant military gains in recent weeks in fighting the Libyan national army, which is led by Khalifa Haftar.