BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 P.M.) – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Washington D.C., today, in order to discuss a number of topics, including their current disagreements over the Syrian city of Manbij.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt Çavusoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on June 4 in Washington, D.C. They reaffirmed that Turkey and the United States remain committed to addressing their common concerns in a spirit of allied partnership,” the U.S. State Department’s press release began.
In regards to Manbij, the two diplomats agreed to workout their issues, while also committing to the fight against terrorism.
“They considered the recommendations of the Turkey-U.S. Working Group on Syria pertaining to the future of our bilateral cooperation in Syria on issues of mutual interest, to include taking steps to ensure the security and stability in Manbij. They endorsed a Road Map to this end and underlined their mutual commitment to its implementation, reflecting agreement to closely follow developments on the ground,” the press release stated.
The press release did not mention the current turmoil regarding the sale of the F-35 jets to Turkey.