Turkish FM meets with counterparts in Australia

Exchanges views on regional issues, particularly Syria and Iraq, cooperation on counterterrorism, and necessity of intelligence sharing.

Turkish FM meets with counterparts in Australia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's foreign minister met with counterparts Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit for discussions on issues of global importance.

According to diplomatic sources, Mevlut Cavusoglu exchanged views over breakfast in Brisbane, Australia with the country's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in particular on regional issues such as Syria and Iraq, cooperation on counterterrorism, and on the necessity of sharing intelligence. 

Cavusoglu then met with Hector Timerman, the Argentine foreign minister. They discussed Turkey's G20 priorities as well as the possibility of direct Turkish Airlines flights to Argentina. 

Turkey is set to take over the 2015 term of the G20 presidency as of Dec. 1.

Cavusoglu also met with the foreign ministers of MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia) - an informal grouping of the five states.

The meeting was the first to occur within the framework of the G20. 

Cavusoglu took the opportunity to invite newly appointed Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi to Turkey.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is also in Brisbane to attend the G20 summit. 

The G20 summit brings together government and economic leaders from 20 major economies, including 19 individual countries - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States—and the European Union.

 

Last Mod: 15 Kasım 2014, 13:18
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