World Bulletin / News Desk
Macedonian foreign minister will pay an official visit to the Turkish capital of Ankara upon an invitation of Turkish foreign minister.
A ministry statement said that Nikola Poposki would visit Turkey, and this visit bore special importance since this year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In addition to Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Minister Poposki will meet with Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis; and Volkan Bozkir, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament.
Poposki will also be received by President Abdullah Gul as well as Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek.
The -Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia on the Travel Conditions for the Citizens of Both Countries- will be signed during the visit of Minister Poposki.
The meetings to be held with Minister Poposki will include a discussion of all aspects of bilateral relations as well as a comprehensive exchange of views on regional and international issues.
The visit of Minister Poposki to Turkey is also of particular importance, since it is being paid immediately before the NATO Summit in Chicago on 20-21 May 2012.
Considering Macedonia as a close friend and a credible partner for cooperation in the Balkans, Turkey is the first country to recognise Macedonia with its constitutional name along with its national identity, and to open an Embassy in Skopje. Strongly supporting its integration with Euro-Atlantic institutions, Turkey views Macedonia, where different ethnic and religious groups live side-by-side in peace, as an indispensable element of lasting peace and stability in the region.Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mayıs 2012, 09:53