Remarks by President Biden and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Republic of Turkey Earlier than Bilateral Assembly

Institución Ferial de MadridMadrid, Spain 5:54 P.M. CEST PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Okay.  Mr. President, it’s good

Institución Ferial de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

5:54 P.M. CEST

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Okay.  Mr. President, it’s good to see you once more.  And thanks for — are we prepared?

AIDE:  Sure, sir.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Thanks for making the hassle to come back over. 

I wish to significantly thanks for what you probably did placing collectively the state of affairs with regard to Finland and Sweden, and all of the unimaginable work you’re doing to attempt to get the grain out of Ukraine and Russia.  I imply, you’re doing an excellent job. 

I simply wish to thanks, and I’d like to speak to you about these issues when now we have an opportunity. 

So, the ground is yours.

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, hi there.  I wish to particularly point out that it offers me nice — Mr. President, it offers me nice pleasure to have the ability to get along with you after a protracted interval. 

And this NATO Summit that we’re attending, when it comes to its agenda, goes to be fairly busy and it’s going to be fairly necessary.  And tomorrow, the actions can be sustained.  And due to our efforts, we imagine that we will return to our nations with our palms full and with full satisfaction.

And as america, we expect your pioneering on this regard goes to be essential when it comes to strengthening NATO for the longer term, and it’s going to have a really optimistic contribution to the method between Ukraine and Russia. 

The Russia and Ukraine battle and the damaging developments on the subject of taking out of the grain from the Ukrainian ports, in addition to the developments involving oil and pure gasoline, require all of us to work collectively with a purpose to settle the disputes as soon as and for all. 

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I hope and pray that we will set up a stability to diplomacy with a purpose to domesticate optimistic outcomes, particularly on the subject of the grain.  There are nations disadvantaged of the grains, and we are going to open corridors, and we are going to enable them to have entry to the grains that they so want. 

Thanks.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  And it’s in giant due to your management.  Thanks.  I actually imply it.  Thanks.

5:57 P.M. CEST