Kerry to visit Turkey on March 1

Syria and Middle East will top the agenda during US Secretary of State's visit in Turkey.

Kerry to visit Turkey on March 1

World Bulletin / News Desk

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey on March 1.

Latest developments on Syria and Middle East is expected to top the agenda on Kerry's first trip as US secretary of state. During his visit, John Kerry will visit a total of nine countries in Western Europe and the Middle East.

Kerry and Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to make their first face to face meeting at Syria's Friends Meeting that will be held on February 28 in Rome.

At the visit, Turkish side will brief Kerry about the situation in Syria and convey Turkey's point of view on what should be done.

US State Department earlier said that Kerry will meet with Turkish officials to discuss US's strategic priorities -from ending the crisis in Syria to promoting regional stability, peace, and security- as well as explore areas to deepen US-Turkey bilateral cooperation, including counterterrorism cooperation.

Alongside Syria issue, a broad agenda will be on the table. Bilateral commercial, economic and political cooperation as well as the latest developments in Afghanistan, Balkans and Cyprus will be discussed.

Kerry will head to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar respectively after completing his talks in Turkey.

 

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2013, 10:05
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