Hurriyet Daily News
June 24, 2022

Presidential adviser, US securty adviser discuss NATO, Ukraine

Turkish presidential spokesperson and chief presidential foreign policy adviser İbrahim Kalın and U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke over the phone on June 23 and mainly discussed Sweden and Finland’s NATO bid and Ukrainian grain export plans.

In addition to bilateral political and economic relations, the two officials discussed Türkiye’s role in NATO and its contributions to the alliance, the NATO Madrid Summit, the application process of Sweden and Finland to NATO, grain shipments over the Black Sea and regional issues, according to a statement by the presidency.

They emphasized the key role of Türkiye in NATO and exchanged views on the new Strategic Concept of the alliance, the Ukraine war, the fight against terrorism, the food crisis and other security issues to be discussed at the Madrid Summit.