Davutoglu meets Greek fm, Libya's Abdul Jalil

Turkish FM Davutoglu holds joint press conference with Greek counterpart in Ankara, "a great psychological change takes place in Turkish-Greek relations" he says

Davutoglu meets Greek fm, Libya's Abdul Jalil

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday said that a great process of positive change was taking place in Turkish-Greek relations.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramapulos in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday, Ahmet Davutoglu indicated that a great psychological change, a revolution, and a change in paradigm was taking place in Turkish-Greek relations.

As Turkey, we are pleased with such a development, Davutoglu underlined.

"Our works are designed to bring closer the peoples of Turkey and Greece to each other, promote friendly relations and turn the Aegean into a 'lake of friendship' in a new period of relations," Davutoglu stressed.

Touching on Turkish-Greek trade relations, Davutoglu emphasized that they wanted to raise the bilateral trade volume with Greece to 10 billion USD in the near future.

Davutoglu on Friday also met with Libya's former interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil in Ankara.

Davutoglu's meeting with Jalil took place behind closed doors and the two officials discussed the general situation in Libya and the upcoming visit of the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to Turkey next week.

Diplomatic sources said that Davutoglu held a phone conversation with his Italian counterpart Giulio Terzi after meeting Jalil on Friday.

Davutoglu and Terzi discussed the Syrian issue as well as the developments in Libya.

Last Mod: 16 Şubat 2013, 12:39
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