Ankara, Turkey

25 April 2022

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

On 25 April 2022, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey. The Secretary-General expressed his support for Turkey’s on-going diplomatic efforts in relation to the war in Ukraine.

He and President Erdoğan reaffirmed that their common objective is to end to the war as soon as possible and to create conditions to end the suffering of civilians.

They stressed the urgent need for effective access through humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians and deliver much needed assistance to impacted communities.

The President and the Secretary-General agreed to stay in contact to follow up on ongoing initiatives.

They also discussed the impact of the war in Ukraine on regional and global issues, including energy, food and finance.