White House unveils details of Biden’s meeting with Erdogan
Joe Biden and Recep Erdogan, on the margins of the G20 summit in Bali, discussed the "grain agreement" to the export Ukrainian grain, as well as the terrorist attack in Istanbul
The content of the meeting was disclosed by the press service of the White House.
The White House did not announce the meeting in advance, and American journalists who accompanied Biden to the G20 were not allowed to cover it.
According to the statement from the Biden administration, he and Erdogan discussed the terrorist attack in Istanbul and international efforts to export Ukrainian grain.
“President Biden expressed his appreciation to President Erdogan for his efforts to renew the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which they both agreed has been critical to improving global food security amid Russia’s war and that the Initiative must continue,” the White House stated.
Besides, President Biden expressed his “deep condolences” to President Erdogan and the people of Turkey on the acts of violence in Istanbul and made clear the US “stand with our NATO Ally,” the press service said.