Turkey membership key to Europe energy security

Minister Davutoglu is in Dubrovnik for an international forum on energy security

Turkey membership key to Europe energy security

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's accession to the European Union will contribute to bolstering energy security in Europe, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday.

Davutoglu spoke at an international forum on energy security in the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

He said the country hosting the forum and Turkey started their EU negotiations at the same time but the former became a member in July this year, while the latter is mired in a negotiation process that even prevents energy matters, among many others, from being discussed under the relevant chapter.

"We are ready to work with EU. We hope they will understand one day that the path to energy security passes through Turkey's full membership," Davutoglu said.

During his visit, Turkish Foreign Minister met with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

 

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2013, 10:11
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