Turkish FM calls many foreign leaders in phone diplomacy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made phone conversations with top officials of several countries on Tuesday, diplomats said.

Turkish FM calls many foreign leaders in phone diplomacy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made phone conversations with top officials of several countries on Tuesday, diplomats said.

Ahmet Davutoglu talked over the phone with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq Ad Melkert.

Davutoglu invited Chinese minister Jiechi to Istanbul for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia to be held on June 8.

Davutoglu called Italy's foreign minister Frattini to set a new date for the 2nd intergovernmental summit meeting between Turkey and Italy, which was planned to be held in Rome and scheduled for April 21 but postponed due to debates at the Turkish Parliament on constitutional reforms.

During his conversation with Ban Ki-moon, Davutoglu informed UN Secretary-General about his recent visit to Iran and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Ban and Davutoglu discussed the situation after recent Iraqi general elections, presidential election in TRNC and Cyprus reunification talks, as well as Iran's nuclear program, diplomats said.

Davutoglu also informed Iran's foreign minister about impressions he gained regarding Iran's nuclear program from world leaders at international events he attended following his visit to Tehran.

In his chat with Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and Syrian FM Moallem, Davutoglu focused on recent developments in the Middle East and Israel-Palestine peace, diplomats said, adding that his conversation with Melkert was about the situation in Iraq in the aftermath of parliamentary elections.

Finally, Davutoglu and Bulgaria's foreign minister Mladenov discussed developments in the Balkans.

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Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2010, 08:44
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