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Erdogan discusses Afghanistan and Libya with Italian PM Mario Draghi


AA / Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

This is what emerges from a statement shared on Wednesday by the Turkish presidency.

During this exchange, Erdogan specified to Italian Prime Minister Draghi, to expect Italy, a NATO ally, to attach as much importance as Turkey to their relations.

On Afghanistan, Erdogan stressed the importance of continued engagement with the Taliban to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and that if not, the migratory pressure will increase even further.

Erdogan notably said he was counting on Italy’s support as part of Turkey’s accession process to the European Union and the updating, as soon as possible, of the customs union.

The Turkish head of state declared his support for the holding of the elections in Libya within the announced deadlines, stressing that Turkey, at the request of Libya and on the basis of bilateral agreements, is providing training and advice to the forces of legitimate security of the country.

During this meeting, Italian Prime Minister Draghi invited President Erdogan to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome in October, of which Italy holds the rotating presidency.

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