Turkey, US discuss Afghan peace process ahead of crucial Istanbul summit


Top diplomats of Turkey and US have held talks over a number of issues including peace process in Afghanistan and upcoming Istanbul summit, as Washington tries to drum up support for a ceasefire and peace settlement that could include an interim government while May 1 deadline to withdraw foreign troops looms.

During Monday’s phone conversation, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the Afghanistan conflict and peace process besides a number of other issues.

“Had a useful and constructive phone call w/US Secretary of State @SecBlinken. Discussed bilateral issues on our agenda, #Afghanistan peace process, Istanbul Conference to be held in this regard, #Syria and the #MiddleEast,” Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

Source: https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-us-discuss-afghan-peace-process-ahead-of-crucial-istanbul-summit-45846

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