Afghan, Pakistani, Greek leaders to address Turkish envoys worldwide

Papandreou will join foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan to address Turkish ambassadors around the world who will come together in Turkey next month.

Afghan, Pakistani, Greek leaders to address Turkish envoys worldwide

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will join foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan to address Turkish ambassadors around the world who will come together in Turkey next month.

Turkish Foreign Ministry's annual conference of ambassadors will take place in the Turkish capital Ankara and the eastern province of Erzurum, a winter vacation spot. More than 150 Turkish ambassadors from around the world will first meet in Ankara between January 3 and 6 and then in Erzurum from January 6 to 9, ministry officials said.

Greek Premier Papandreou, as well as Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi are confirmed speakers of this year's conference.

Papandreou, to be accompanied by his foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas, is expected to fly directly to Erzurum without any visits to Istanbul or Ankara, diplomats said.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will also attend the conference to listen to his Greek counterpart, diplomats added.

This year's annual conference of ambassadors will be the third of a series. Last year, it was held in the southeastern province of Mardin.

The conference is a venue where Turkish foreign policy is discussed and Turkish diplomats review the past year. Its goal is to create an atmosphere for exchange of views in free discussion sessions and make coordination between Ankara and missions more effective.



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