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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Brussels to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting, 4-5 December 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Brussels to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting, 4-5 December 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Brussels to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting and to hold bilaterals on 4-5 December 2018.

On 4 December, Tuesday, Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that transatlantic bond is key to NATO and to collective security. Minister Çavuşoğlu stressed that as one of the largest contributors to NATO missions and operations, Turkey expects solidarity from the Alliance in all issues.

On 5 December, Wednesday, recent developments in the Western Balkans, in particular the membership process of Macedonia to the Alliance as the 30th member in line with its open door policy, bringing BosniaHerzegovina closer to NATO and Belgrade-Prishtina Dialogue were evaluated.

Minister Çavuşoğlu held bilaterals on the sidelines of the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland of Canada, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto of Hungary, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson of Iceland,Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi of Italy, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov of Macedonia, Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide of Norway, Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles of Spain and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of the U.S.