World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to leave early next month for a three-nation Eastern European tour, his press office said Thursday.
Erdogan's tour includes the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia through February 3 and 6. The Turkish premier will be accompanied by a crowded delegation of his ministers, lawmakers and bureaucrats.
On the first stop of his tour in Prague, the Czech capital, Erdogan will meet on February 4 with meet with his counterpart Petr Necas, and he will pay courtesy visits to President Vaclav Klaus, Senate President Milan Stech, and Miroslava Nemcova, speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament.
In Prague, Erdogan will also participate in a meeting of the Turkish-Czech Business Forum.
On February 5, Erdogan will proceed to Hungary and meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban as well as with President Janos Ader.
In Hungary, Erdogan will also address scholars and students at the Eotvos Lorand University, or ELTE, and take part in a meeting of Turkish and Hungarian businesspeople.
On the last of the tour in Slovakia, Erdogan will meet with Prime Minister Robert Fico as well as with Ivan Gasparovic and he will pay a courtesy visit to Pavol Paska, speaker of the Slovakian National Council, the country's legislative body.
Erdogan will also participate in a meeting of the Turkish-Slovakian Business Forum.Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2013, 15:42