During the negotiations, the leaders of the two states discussed measures to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens from Russian prisons, as well as to ensure the rights of Ukrainian citizens, including Crimean Tatars, in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state reported.
The presidents discussed ways to strengthen the strategic partnership, coordination of cooperation in the international arena and the prospects of concluding a bilateral agreement on a free trade area.
Poroshenko highly appreciated the continued support of Turkey for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and separately thanked for the co-sponsorship of the Republic of Turkey in the UN General Assembly resolution approved in December 2018 concerning the condemnation of the militarization by the Russian side of Crimea and Azov area.
The presidents of the two countries noted the positive dynamics of trade, economic and investment cooperation, as well as the growth of mutual tourist flows.
As reported, President Petro Poroshenko is on a working visit to Istanbul on January 5-6 to attend a ceremony on the signing of a tomos of autocephaly and its handover to the primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.