Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia Presidents to meet in trilateral summit

Davutoglu said Wednesday the presidents of Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will come together in a trilateral summit in Turkey on Saturday.

Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia Presidents to meet in trilateral summit

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday the presidents of Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will come together in a trilateral summit in Turkey on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Davutoglu said that he left Tehran optimistic after his talks in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.

Turkey can not remain idle when an important development is taking place in its region. When sanctions were implemented against Iraq, the price was paid by the regional countries and Turkey, Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu had separate meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Secretary General of Iran's Supreme National Council and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad and Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani while in Tehran.

Davutoglu discussed various issues with Iranian authorities including Iran's nuclear program.

"We are in an effort to facilitate regional peace. The presidents of Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will come together in a summit in Turkey on Saturday," Davutoglu said.

"Major event"

Davutoglu has said an upcoming summit meeting of the Turkish, Serbian and Bosnian presidents in Turkey would be a major event for the Balkans.

"Saturday's summit meeting in Istanbul will be an important step for the Balkans and it will present a very important picture for the region," Davutoglu told reporters on Wednesday after a meeting with EU's enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule in Brussels.

Davutoglu said "positive developments" between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia would lead the way for lasting stability in the Balkans, adding that Turkey had always attached great importance to the region.

The Turkish foreign minister said he would meet his Bosnian and Croatian counterparts also in a meeting next Wednesday in capital Ankara.


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