Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev to visit Ukraine Jan 14

President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Friday, January 14, who will be paying a working visit to Ukraine.

Earlier, at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels in December last year, President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed holding a summit in Kyiv in February 2022 with the participation of Azerbaijani and Turkish leaders.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would come to Ukraine in early 2022.

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Ukrainian MPs suggest establishing Crimea Platform at Turkish parliament

During their visit to Ankara, the representatives of the Verkhovna Rada Group on Interparliamentary Relations with the Republic of Turkey suggested establishing the Crimea Platform at the Turkish Parliament.

“We thanked Turkey for supporting the Crimea Platform [established by Kyiv], participating in its summit, and signing the declaration. We suggested establishing the Crimea Platform in the Turkish Parliament. Technically, we will work on this issue with our colleagues, the head of the friendship group [in the Turkish Parliament] a little bit later,” Verkhovna Rada Group co-chair Rustem Umerov told Ukrinform, summing up the results of the first day of the Ukrainian delegation’s visit.

The Ukrainian MP stressed that the Ukraine–Turkey friendship group is the largest one in the Verkhovna Rada. A solid delegation arrived in Ankara, fruitful meetings were held, he said, recalling that preparations are also underway for the Strategic Council meeting with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey.

“We hope that on February 3, when the President of Turkey arrives in Ukraine, we will sign several agreements. We are waiting for the ratification of one of them in the Turkish Parliament. This is an agreement on the construction of apartments for internally displaced persons from Crimea, Crimean Tatars,” the MP said.