Spain supports opening of new 5 chapters in Turkey's bid: Bagis

Turkish State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks said Turkey should not be indexed to opening and closing chapters.

Spain supports opening of new 5 chapters in Turkey's bid: Bagis

Turkey's Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bagis said Spain supported opening of five new chapters in accession negotiations.

Speaking to reporters upon his return from Spain Saturday at the Ataturk International Airport, Bagis said EU Term President Spain reiterated its support to Turkey's EU bid.

Bagis, who separately met with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and State Secretary for EU Affairs Diego Lopez Garrido during his visit, said Spain supported the opening of "the food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policies", "public procurement", "competition policy," "energy" and "education and culture" chapters.

Bagis also said that Spanish Premier Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero invited his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Spain in February.

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