Turkey, Slovenia discuss Balkans, EU, energy
Turkish FM Davutoglu had a meeting with President Turk of Slovenia as part of his official visit to this country, discussing Balkans, EU and energy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a meeting with President Danilo Turk of Slovenia on Sunday as part of his official visit to this country, discussing Balkans, EU and energy.
Davutoglu told the A.A following the meeting, "our talks focused on Turkey-Slovenia bilateral relations as well as Turkey's EU process. President Turk extended his support to Turkey's EU membership bid."
"Regional developments including the Cyprus issue were also high on agenda of our meeting. As two allied countries, we discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan. We also exchanged views on the developments in the Middle East. Meanwhile, President Turk invited President Abdullah Gul to Slovenia," he said.
Davutoglu was also received by Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor.
He also attended the Bled Strategic Forum in the city of Bled.
Delivering a speech on "the Global Governance in the 21st Century". Davutoglu said, "we should teach our children that they can shape the future. All children from Somalia to Istanbul, from Slovenia to Brussels should live in a secure world."
"Last year, Georgia and financial crisis were high on our agenda. They both became a global problem. We should intervene in such problems quickly in our globalizing world to control their dimensions. We need to set up a better communication among global and regional institutions in the new world order," he said.
Davutoglu said, "globalization paved the way for multi-culturalism. Therefore, Turkey should become a member of the EU."
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia, Parliament Speaker Miloslav Vicek of Czech Republic and Deputy Prime Minister Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg were among participants of the forum.
Later, Davutoglu returned to Turkey.
AA Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ağustos 2009, 09:53