OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
November 2, 2022
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Blinken thanked the Foreign Minister for his country’s efforts to secure a resumption of the Black Sea Grain Initiative by encouraging Russia’s return and reminding Moscow of the importance of continued adherence to UN-brokered agreements and its commitments to support global food security. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu also discussed ways to continue advancing coordination and NATO unity in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine.