Zelensky arrives in Turkey with first official visit

Zelensky comes to Turkey for the first time as the president of Ukraine.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in Turkey, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha has said.

The plane with the head of state landed at Ankara Airport at 13:50 on Wednesday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

Zelensky began his visit by laying flowers at the Ataturk Mausoleum.

The Ukrainian president is also scheduled to meet with the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities and take part in the ceremony to open the new office building of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora.

At 17:00, Zelensky will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A joint press conference is scheduled for 19:00.

In the evening, Zelensky will leave for Istanbul, where he will participate in a business forum and meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on August 8.

As reported, Zelensky on August 7 and August 8, 2019 is to visit Turkey.

Source: News agencies


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