Turkish FM to meet 60 counterparts at UN meeting

The Turkish foreign minister will meet more than 60 counterparts in New York.

Turkish FM to meet 60 counterparts at UN meeting

The Turkish foreign minister will meet more than 60 counterparts in New York.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will have talks with foreign ministers of more than 60 countries on the sidelines of the 64th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York.

"We have had the opportunity to establish close relations with all countries, as not only a member of the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, but also as a requirement of our international obligations," Davutoglu told reporters after a Balkan leaders meeting.

Davutoglu said Turkey had the opportunity to discuss main foreign policy topics, particularly Cyprus, developments in the Middle East, Balkans and Caucasus.

The Turkish foreign minister said he met his African counterparts on Wednesday, and the ministers asked Turkey to intervene in solution of their regional problems.

"This is a reflection of the increasing prestige, reliability and influence of Turkey," Davutoglu said.

Also, Davutoglu said that Turkey pursued "zero problem and maximum cooperation" policy with its neighbors, and Turkey had achieved this goal with almost all of its neighbors, except Armenia.

Davutoglu said Turkey wanted to have good relations with Armenia, but at the same time a comprehensive normalization process in the South Caucasus was necessary, which meant normalization of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations.

The Turkish foreign minister said all parties would benefit from a comprehensive normalization process in the region, and Turkey was working on that.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Eylül 2009, 11:35
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