Thursday, March 25, 2010

Turkish FM Davutoglu pays two-day visit to Macedonia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pays March 25-26 a visit to Macedonia, upon an invitation by Macedonian counterpart Antonio Milososki.

In addition to talks with his host, Davutoglu is also scheduled to meet President Gjorge Ivanov, Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

Moreover, Davutoglu will meet representatives of the Parliament's Macedonia-Turkey Friendship Group.

Meetings will focus on series of significant issues regarding the enhancement of bilateral cooperation, countries' Euro-integration processes, as well as current regional developments.

The high guest will attend the formal opening of Turkey's Honorary Consulate in Ohrid, visit the memorial room of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Bitola, and the Sarena Dzamija (Painted Mosque) in Tetovo.

Davutoglu will also give a lecture on "Turkey's Foreign Policy and Balkans" at Skopje Faculty of Law and promote the Centre for Cultural Cooperation 'Yunus Emre', located at the Skopje-based Turkish Embassy.

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