Turkish FM Davutoglu comes together on Wednesday with Slovakian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign & European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak in Slovakian capital Bratislava
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu came together on Wednesday with Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign & European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak in Slovakian capital Bratislava.
Turkey's ambassador in Bratislava Gulhan Ulutekin, officials of the Turkish embassy and the Slovakian Foreign Ministry, have received Davutoglu in the airport of Bratislava.
Davutoglu's meeting with his Slovakian counterpart will focus on the negotiation process over EU membership, Cyprus issue and regional and international problems over the recent incidents in Egypt and Syria besides bilateral relations of Turkey-Slovakia.
Davutoglu and Lajcak are expected to speak in a joint press conference after the meeting.
Davutoglu will also meet Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico as part of his official visit.
-Visegrad Group Meeting -
Afterwards, Davutoglu will proceed to Hungary upon an invitation by Hungary's Minister for Foreign Affairs Janos Martonyi to attend the Visegrad Group Meeting in the capital Budapest along with Austria, EU's term president Lithuania and West Balkan countries.
Visegrad Group, consisting of four important countries of Central Europe ,Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia are known as a formation which contributes to regional stability and welfare and strenghtening the cooperation between the countries in the region.
Turkey is invited for the first time to the Visegrad Group meeting, where Davutoglu will evaluate the joint cooperation projects intended to regional economic and democratic developments with Visegrad Group and foreign ministers of West Balkan countries.
He also will discuss over the recent developments in the region and exchange ideas on cooperation process of regional countries with Europe-Atlantic institutions. (AA)