Joint Statement Following Discussions With the Prime Minister of Turkey.
PRIME MINISTER Inonu of Turkey and President Johnson have discussed all aspects of the problem of Cyprus. Both leaders welcomed the opportunity presented by the Prime Minister's visit at the President's invitation for a full exchange of views.
The discussion, proceeding from the present binding effects of existing treaties, covered ways in which present difficulties might be adjusted by negotiation and agreement. The urgent necessity for such agreement upon lasting solutions was underlined.
The Prime Minister and the President also considered ways in which their countries could strengthen the efforts of the United Nations with respect to the safety and security of the communities on Cyprus.
The cordial and candid conversations of the two leaders strengthened the broad understanding already existing between Turkey and the United States.
The President and the Prime Minister expressed their conviction that their peoples are devoted to common democratic principles, to individual freedom, to human dignity and to peace in justice.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Joint Statement Following Discussions With the Prime Minister of Turkey. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/239262