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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited to the U.S. to attend the 8th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations and to hold bilateral meetings, 17-20 November 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited to the U.S. to attend the 8th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations and to hold bilateral meetings, 17-20 November 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the U.S. to attend the 8th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations Headquarters on 19-20 November 2018 in New York, and to hold bilateral meetings.

On 17 November, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Turkish citizens in New York. Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that he is proud of Turkish citizens’ achievements in the U.S. and that the Turkish-American community’s continued efforts to enhance Turkey-U.S. relations are important.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu visited the construction site of the new Turkish House in New York.

On 19 November, Monday, Minister Çavuşoğlu attended the opening session of the 8th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations Headquarters. During his speech, Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that the Alliance, which was established in 2005 at Turkey’s initiative, has reached up to 146 members, and is among UN groups with most members. Minister Çavuşoğlu also noted that the Alliance members have been working together for lasting peace.

Following the Forum, Minister Çavuşoğlu had a meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

On 20 November, Tuesday, Minister Çavuşoğlu attended the meeting of the UN Alliance Of Civilizations Group of Friends. At the meeting fight against discrimination, xenophobia and extremism were discussed.

Minister Çavuşoğlu wished success to the new High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Ángel Moratinos. Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that he is confident High Representative Moratinos will give a new impetus to the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Danilo Türk, Former President of Slovenia and Chair of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace.

Minister Çavuşoğlu then traveled to Washington D.C. and met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Fight against PKK/YPG, Turkey’s expectations regarding FETO and Khashoggi murder were discussed at the meeting.

Minister Çavuşoğlu had also a meeting with John Bolton, National Security Advisor of the U.S. President.