OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
May 30, 2023
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today to offer his congratulations on President Erdogan’s re-election. Secretary Blinken emphasized the value the United States places on the U.S.-Turkiye bilateral relationship. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu highlighted the importance of NATO unity, and Secretary Blinken reiterated his strong belief that Sweden is ready to join the Alliance now. Secretary Blinken thanked the Foreign Minister for his government’s ongoing efforts to ensure the continuation of the UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative.