Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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The leaders of the two countries exchanged views on the topical issues of the bilateral and international agenda, Poroshenko's press service said.

The parties stressed the importance of accelerating the negotiation process on the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.

They also discussed ways to expand mutually beneficial cooperation in energy, aviation and defense spheres.

The president of Ukraine thanked the president of Turkey for his unwavering stance in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars.