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USA and France in favor of a dialogue between Greece and Turkey

The heads of the two countries discussed the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean during a telephone conversation.

The US and French Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation that took place on Friday, August 14, discussed a number of issues of international politics. This was announced by White House spokesman Judd Deere on Twitter.

First of all, the heads of the two countries agreed that the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean should be removed through dialogue.

“The leaders expressed concern about growing tensions between NATO allies Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Presidents Trump and Macron agreed that Greece and Turkey must commit to dialogue — this is the only way to resolve their differences,” Deer wrote.

Trump and Macron also touched upon the topic of extending the arms ban against Iran. The interlocutors noted “the urgent need for action by the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo (to Iran).”

USA and France in favor of a dialogue between Greece and Turkey

In addition, as the spokesman said, the American leader assured his French counterpart that the United States will continue to provide assistance to Lebanon, whose capital has suffered from a powerful explosion. However, Trump said the affected country needs immediate reforms.

Recall, the Turkish authorities decided to drill the shelf in the Mediterranean Sea despite the protests of Greece. The start of work is scheduled for the end of August.

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