Prime Minister Speaks to President Erdogan of Turkey

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has spoken to President Erdogan of Turkey during a phone call. The Turkish President congratulated Johnson on his election victory and matters of interest between the two nations were discussed.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“They committed to continue to work together as NATO allies to build on the important relationship between the UK and Turkey, in areas such as trade and investment, security and defence and counter-terrorism.

The leaders also discussed regional issues. On Libya, they agreed on the need for a Libyan-owned political process, facilitated by the UN and supported by the Berlin Format.

On Syria, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of a UN needs assessment as the basis for getting aid to those who need it – as agreed in London earlier this month.”