Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to French capital Paris on Saturday to attend the summit on Union for the Mediterranean.
Heads of state and government from over 40 countries, including EU-member and candidate countries as well as Mediterranean partners, are scheduled to attend the conference on "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean", Prime Minister's Press Office said in a statement on Friday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will also attend a meeting of foreign ministers that will take place on Sunday morning on the sidelines of the summit.
The statement said Erdogan was expected to hold bilateral talks with several leaders, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Turkey has been actively supporting stronger cooperation in the Mediterranean region and is part of the Barcelona Process launched in 1995, it said.
Turkey has decided to join the project, "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean", which was initiated by the European Union to make the Barcelona Process stronger and more active, it added.
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