Turkey | Talks with UN over “humanitarian contact group”
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Published on 19/04/2022 at 14:18

The UN and Turkey are discussing the establishment of a “humanitarian contact group” to meet on Turkish soil under the auspices of the United Nations, with the participation of Ukrainian and Russian officials.

This was stated yesterday, Monday, by a senior UN official. Ukraine has already responded positively to the proposal. Russia, which was briefed earlier this month, has not yet made its position clear.

During a press conference on Monday, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, referring to the initiative, said he plans to travel to Turkey tomorrow, Wednesday and on Thursday, for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A little later, however, he was forced to postpone the trip, after he tested positive to COVID-19, the French Agency informed the British environment.

On Sunday, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, discussed the plan by telephone with the Turkish President.

Source: AMNA

Also read: Ukraine | Understanding Turkey’s ambiguous stance




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