French Senate to try to convince Sarkozy on Turkey

The president of the French Senate will try to convince the French president about Turkey, diplomatic sources said.

French Senate to try to convince Sarkozy on Turkey

The president of the French Senate will try to convince the French president about Turkey, diplomatic sources said on Monday.

Diplomatic sources told AA correspondent that Gerard Larcher, the president of the French Senate, had asked for appointment from President Nicolas Sarkozy to brief him on his recent visit to Turkey.

Larcher is expected to express his views and impressions regarding his visit to Turkey, and underline importance of maintaining negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey.

The French Senate's president paid a visit to Turkey as the guest of Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin on September 16-17, and returned from the visit with very positive views.

During his visit to Turkey, Larcher told reporters that full membership negotiations between Turkey and the union should go on, and negotiations should be opened on new chapters.

Larcher held talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara.

Turkey's State Minister and EU chief negotiator Egemen Bagis held talks in Paris last week, and got France's assurance that full membership negotiations with Turkey would not be interrupted.

AA
Last Mod: 22 Eylül 2009, 09:27
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