Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump chatted for a while on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the French leader.
Erdoğan arrived in Paris on Saturday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the Armistice Day commemorations.
The dinner was given by Macron in the honor of world leaders and their spouses who came to Paris to attend the event.
Sitting next to each other, Turkish and the U.S. presidents had some talks.
Following his arrival in Paris, Erdoğan also received UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The closed-door meeting lasted 45 minutes.
During his two-day visit, Erdoğan is expected to hold bilateral meetings with world leaders, particularly with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.
Nov. 11 Armistice Day marks the 1918 end of World War between the Allies and their opponent, Germany, on land, sea, and air.
This year’s ceremonies — to be hosted by Macron in Paris — will also see the attendance of nearly 100 world leaders, including U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
in another context, U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that the Saudi authorities needed to shed full light on the murder in Turkey last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a French presidency source said.
The two leaders also agreed that the Khashoggi affair should not be allowed to cause further destabilisation in the Middle East and that it could create an opportunity to find a political resolution to the war in Yemen, according to the official.
Saudi Arabia, which has faces global criticism and potential sanctions over the murder of Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, leads a coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen.