Washington: US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreed to continue to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria, the White House said Sunday following a telephonic conversation between the two leaders.
Trump underscored the importance of defeating terrorist elements that remain in Syria, it said.
“The two leaders agreed to continue to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria that achieves our respective security concerns,” the White House said in a readout of the call.
The two leaders also discussed their mutual interest in expanding the trade relationship between the United States and Turkey, it said.
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The White House further said Trump and Erdogan spoke on a number of important bilateral issues.
Erdogan expressed his condolences for the loss of American lives in an attack claimed by ISIS in Manbij, Syria, last Wednesday.