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WASHINGTON, April 22. /TASS/. The situation around the Ukrainian crisis will be high on the agenda at the NATO ministerial meeting in Turkey’s Antalya in May, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday at a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Kerry confirmed he will participate in the meeting scheduled for May 13-14. "I am personally looking forward to my visit next month to Turkey for the NATO ministerial in Antalya," he said.
"It’s sure to provide a very inspiring setting for our review of NATO priorities," Kerry added, noting that on of those priorities is Russian policy toward the Ukrainian crisis. "The threat that is posed by violent extremists to NATO’s south" will also be discussed at the meeting, the US secretary of state stressed.
Cavusoglu said that "we are at a critical time for our region - our region in Middle East and also in Ukraine, and also around the Black Sea." "And the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Crimea and Cyprus are also on our plates," the foreign minister said.