Turkish diplomatic sources said that Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held face-to-face talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday during his visit for international talks concerning Syria.
Cavusoglu and Ban discussed the importance of an action plan on Syria, along with the issues of conflicts in the Middle East and the Cyprus peace process.
Talks on the solution of Syrian crisis were held for the third time in New York on Friday and they were followed by the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution for the problem.
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution which draws an international roadmap for a political transition to end the conflict in Syria.
The Security Council’s resolution requires a ceasefire, starting from the beginning of January, across Syria to lead a political transition to end the conflict in the country that has left at least 350,000 dead and millions displaced.
Ban also welcomed the resolution which was adopted unanimously by all the five permanent members.
During the meeting between Ban and Cavusoglu , the UN chief praised Turkey's successful organisation for the last month's G20 summit in the southern Turkish city of Antalya.
Ban also thanked Turkey for hosting the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit meeting in May in Istanbul, the first ever global humanitarian summit of this scale.