Works underway for formation of Turkey-Syria-Jordan-Lebanon Council

Davutoglu said, they discussed the 2nd High-Level Strategic Cooperation meeting to be held on December 21.

Works underway for formation of Turkey-Syria-Jordan-Lebanon Council

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that they were working on establishment of Turkey-Syria-Jordan-Lebanon Strategic Cooperation Council mechanism.

Davutoglu and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mualem held a press conference in Ankara.

Davutoglu said that Turkish-Syrian relations were improving and the two countries had a full cooperation, stating that they discussed the 2nd High-Level Strategic Cooperation meeting to be held on December 21. Recalling that 51 agreements were signed between Turkey and Syria last year, Davutoglu said that the 2nd meeting would focus on these agreements and projects.

"We believe this relationship is the one which will change fate of the region," he said.

Davutoglu said that they also discussed Lebanon and Iraq in their meeting. "Iraq's stability is of great importance for Turkey and Syria," he said.

Turkey and Syria shared similar perspectives in regard to regional issues, he said.

Syrian Foreign Minister Mualem said that they were pleased with Turkey's role in the region.

Mualem said that Syria hoped that its strategic cooperation with Turkey would be improved.

Syria was determined to exert more efforts for settlement of stability in Lebanon, Mualem said.

In regard to Israel's new settlement construction, Mualem said that Syria would keep assisting Palestine.


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