World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday that Turkey, Sweden and Brazil would keep holding consultations on international issues under a mechanism titled "trilateral solidarity for building peace".
Davutoglu, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Brazilian FM Antonio Patriota held a press conference at the Fifth Annual Ambassadors Conference in western province of Izmir.
Although Turkey, Sweden and Brazil were not geographically close, the three countries had similar perspectives in international policy, Davutoglu said.
Davutoglu said that he and Swedish FM Bildt would visit Brazil in spring and they would hold a trilateral meeting in Brazil in June 2013.
Bildt said that trilateral talks were fruitful, that's why the three countries decided to continue talks.
A statement on "trilateral solidarity for building peace" released after the press conference said, "representing three countries which are committed to play increasingly active roles in their respective regions as well as globally, the Ministers underlined their desire to deepen their coordination on a range of challenges that currently test the international community."
It said, "The Ministers in this regard observed that the international stage is currently characterized by a host of key changes and challenges that affect us all. They drew attention in particular to developments in the Middle East including the Arab awakening and the question of Palestine, the global economic crisis with its political ramifications, as well as other global issues such as terrorism, poverty eradication, climate change, internet freedom and nuclear proliferation."
"Agreeing that all these issues require immediate attention and collective response by the international community, the Ministers reiterated their commitment to multilateralism and expressed their determination to empower diplomacy, through genuine cooperation and dialogue, with a view to promoting sustainable development, peace, security, democracy and human rights," it said.
"The Ministers, in this context, noting the strength they draw from their respective democracies, robust economies, geographical locations, regional engagement and global outreach, agreed to act in solidarity to build peace and promote common values. They reaffirmed that the geographical distance among their countries is shortened in light of the closeness of their ideas, views and aspirations. To this end, the Ministers decided to hold regular consultations that will bring them or their designated officials together to exchange views and harness efforts to help deliver progress on issues where their collective engagement can make a difference," it said.
Turkey, Brazil invest in diplomacy and dialogue
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said on Saturday that Turkey and Brazil were investing in diplomacy and dialogue, not in conflict.
Delivering a speech at the Fifth Annual Ambassadors Conference which is continuing in western province of Izmir, Patriota said that friendly relations between Turkey and Brazil have improved remarkably since 2004.
Patriota said that Turkey and Brazil were important countries in its regions.
Brazil had the sixth largest economy in the world now and it would be the fourth or fifth largest one within next 10 years, he added.
Later Davutoglu, Bildt and Patriota will visit Efes and Sirince village in western province of Izmir.
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