Turkey says date for PM's visit to Greece set

Davutoglu said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would pay a formal visit to Greek capital of Athens on May 14 and 15.

Turkey says date for PM's visit to Greece set

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece had a "historic" importance in regard to the relations between Turkey and Greece.

Earlier today, Davutoglu said Prime Minister Erdogan would pay a formal visit to Greek capital of Athens on May 14 and 15.

Holding a joint press conference with Alternate Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in Tallinn, Estonia, Davutoglu said, "we had the chance to follow up the decisions which we have taken during Droutsas' visit to Ankara."

Davutoglu recalled that when Droutsas visited Ankara, they decided to hold high-level strategic council meeting between Turkey and Greece during Erdogan's visit to Athens. He said, "yesterday we decided the date for this visit. It is May 14 and 15 when Prime Minister Erdogan will be visiting Athens."

Davutoglu said that several Turkish ministers including foreign, economy, finance, foreign trade, transportation, energy, national education, culture & tourism, environment & forestry ministers would accompany Erdogan in his visit. There will be a joint cabinet meeting, said Davutoglu adding that it would be a historic visit in Turkish-Greek relations and would start a new era in relations.

He noted that it would be an era of cooperation, an economic integration to each other, and an era of new strategic vision. He added that it was good news for two nations and for the future of the region.

In his part, Droutsas said that the high-level strategic council meeting was very important and it certainly was the beginning of a new era for the cooperation between the two countries.


AA

Last Mod: 23 Nisan 2010, 14:29
Add Comment