Turkish, Canadian FM's discuss Ukraine over phone
Saturday, March 08, 2014
ANKARA – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Canadian counterpart John Baird discussed the situation in Ukraine on Saturday.
According to diplomatic sources, Davutoglu and Baird shared concerns over the recent developments in Ukraine. The two ministers underlined the importance of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and warned that the presence of foreign forces and military in Crimea risked destabilizing the region.
Davutoglu and Baird concluded their discussion by emphasizing their countries’ concern for the protection of the rights of minority groups on the Crimean peninsula, including Crimean Tatars, and reaffirmed their commitment to peace and stability in Ukraine.
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