Trump, Erdogan discussed need for "rapid de-escalation" in Libya -White House

by Reuters
Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:51 GMT

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed turmoil in Libya and Syria, as well as reopening economies around the world amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a White House spokesman said.

"President Trump and President Erdogan discussed progress on reopening and boosting global economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic," Spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement. "President Trump reiterated concern over worsening foreign interference in Libya and the need for rapid de-escalation. President Trump and President Erdogan reaffirmed the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Syria, as well as unimpeded humanitarian access throughout the country." (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Steve Holland; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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