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Obama’s meetings on the sidelines of the nuclear security summit

According to, a meeting of the US and Turkish presidents held in Washington, DC, where the nuclear security summit currently runs. During the event Obama has reiterated the US support for Erdogan in ensuring security of Turkey, and has discussed with him efforts of the two countries in combating terrorism. "The president expressed his condolences to the Turkish leader in respect of the dead and injured in the terrorist attack in Diyarbakir on behalf of the American people, and reiterated the US support in Turkey's security and the common struggle against terrorism", - the White House agency quotes the statement.

At the meeting the US President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping discussed "difficult position" on Korean Peninsula, nuclear safety and navigation freedom in the South China Sea, Reuters reports. The US and China have pledged to cooperate in combating nuclear trafficking, radioactive materials falling into the hands of terrorists, criminals or other persons or groups of persons deprived of their authority, RIA "Novosti" quotes the joint statement of the two countries after the meeting. The parties have agreed "to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism and to fight for a stronger, coordinated, stable world "nuclear" architecture for the common security and benefit." Cooperation in detecting nuclear smuggling will be strengthened for this aim, the countries pledged to work towards the elimination of highly enriched uranium from fuel cycles of all their nuclear reactors. According to Obama, the leaders of the two countries "are set to the denuclearization of Korean Peninsula and full enjoyment of the sanctions imposed on North Korea by the ​​UN." According to TASS, before the meeting he has also expressed his hope for  "open interchange of views between the Presidents on the issues where there are significant differences: cyber-security, respect for human rights, and the situation in the South China Sea". The President admitted that the level of partnership between the two leaders is "frank and effective".

In the meeting Xi Jinping called the situation on Korean Peninsula a difficult situation and urged to refrain from any words or actions that might escalate it. He called to resolve the situation through dialogue. At the same time Xi Jinping called all parties to comply strictly with the provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions adopted in relation to DPRK.

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