Türkiye chairs MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting in New York
Meeting’s focus on enhancing social protection in face of crises, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Foreign ministers of MIKTA, a grouping of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Türkiye and Australia, met Thursday in New York under the chairmanship of the Turkish foreign minister.
Speaking at the 22nd MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Turkevi Center, or Turkish House, near the UN headquarters, Mevlut Cavusoglu said the meeting will address ways to enhance social protection before the next crisis.
"This topic relates both to our chairmanship priorities and those of MIKTA in general," he added.
On Twitter, Cavusoglu shared photos from the meeting, saying Poland's Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau attended as a guest participant.
MIKTA was initiated by the foreign ministers of the MIKTA member countries on Sept. 25, 2013 on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly.
It aims to contribute constructive solutions to regional and global challenges as well as to enhance the effectiveness of global governance.
It wants to strengthen its cooperation to raise its voice on global issues and gain influence within international organizations.
MIKTA countries also work to strengthen their economic and political ties.
The MIKTA Film Days festival is just one of the cultural activities that member countries are aiming to develop in the future.
Cavusoglu also met separately with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong and Polish counterpart Rau following the meeting.