Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on April 6 held an online meeting with his counterparts from Black Sea coastal countries and discussed the floating mines in the Black Sea and the issue of humanitarian corridors to Ukraine.
Besides Akar, Bulgarian Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, Romanian Defense Minister Vasile Dincu, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze joined the meeting.
The importance of an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine to support a diplomatic solution and the urgency of the safe evacuation of civilians were emphasized at the meeting, Akar said.
In addition, the importance of cooperation for the preservation of peace, tranquility and stability in the Black Sea, including the fight against mines, was reiterated, he added.
“Finally, due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation, the measures to be taken to continue humanitarian aid and to prevent further escalation of the crisis in the region were emphasized,” the minister noted.
Hurriyet Daily News