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The first meeting of MIKTA Foreign Ministers was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

The first meeting of MIKTA Foreign Ministers was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey attended the meeting of MIKTA Initiative held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2013. It was the first Foreign Ministerial meeting of the MIKTA which brings together Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia.

At the first meeting of this new initiative which aims at the cooperation in the field of global governance among these five countries which are all G-20 members and have similar characteristics with regard to their peaceful and constructive approaches to international issues, their democratic political structures and their rapidly growing economies, Foreign Ministers welcomed the launch of the initiative and agreed that the close coordination and cooperation in various platforms and issues, from the G-20 to the UN Security Council, from climate change to nuclear disarmament and democratization, among these five countries are useful and possible.

Foreign Ministers stated that the MIKTA is an initiative which can make an important contribution to regional and international peace and can reflect the conscience of the international community. Foreign Ministers decided that the initiative at this stage will maintain its unofficial structure. Foreign Ministers also agreed to meet in Mexico in the first half of 2014 and tasked the Foreign Ministry officials to work on concrete cooperation opportunities until the said date.