| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Top Turkish official meets with Russian, French diplomats in New York

On the sideline of New York at the 76th UN General Assembly, Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met Friday with senior diplomats from Russia and France and discussed agenda topics with a top UN official.

Onal met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Vershinin, and discussed developments in the political process in Libya and Syria, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

He also met Philippe Errera, general director for political affairs and security at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.

The officials exchanged views on regional issues, including Libya, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon, the ministry wrote on Twitter.

Onal separately held talks with the UN’s Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator with Martin Griffiths.

The humanitarian situation in Syria and Afghanistan, as well as cooperation on the ground between Turkey and the UN were the main topics of discussion, said the ministry said.