Turkey holds tripartite meeting with Somali, Eritrea

Spokesman said Turkish FM Davutoglu had a tripartite meeting with foreign minister of Somalia and Eritrea which have hostile attitudes against each other for long years.

Turkey holds tripartite meeting with Somali, Eritrea

Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Burak Ozugergin said on Sunday Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a tripartite meeting with foreign minister of Somalia and Eritrea which have hostile attitudes against each other for long years.

"Turkish foreign ministry brought together Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Jama of Somalia and Foreign Minister Osman Muhammed Saleh of Eritrea within the scope of UN Conference on Somalia held in Istanbul," Ozugergin said.

"From the very beginning, it is the goal of Turkey to listen to the problems from the parties themselves and assume a stance accordingly," he said.

Referring to problems between Somalia and Eritrea that continued for long years, Ozugergin said, "this is the first time that both parties meet".

He said the tripartite meeting targeted strengthening of Somalia and noted that positive contributions of its neighbors to the process was of critical importance for development of Somalia.

He said Eritrea, one of the neighbors of Somalia, had key position.


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