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Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to New York to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2), 16-23 September 2021

Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to New York to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2), 16-23 September 2021

On 20 September 2021, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with Marta Lucia Ramirez, Vice President and Foreign Minister of Colombia.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stressed that we would finalize the agreements that would promote trade and investments and increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and irregular migration.

Then, Minister Çavuşoğlu conveyed his congratulations to the new Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia of Venezuela, and stated that despite the pandemic, our trade had doubled, that we would maintain this momentum, and that would host him in Ankara to strengthen the good relations between our countries.

Minister Çavuşoğlu continued his meetings in New York with Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani of Bahrain.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that we would build on the positive momentum we had recently reached in our relations, and that we wished to further develop our cooperation especially in tourism and health.

On 21 September 2021, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss of the United Kingdom and congratulated her on her new appointment.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that regional issues, particularly Afghanistan were discussed and that we would work together on the reciprocal recognition of vaccine certificates.

Then, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with his Slovak counterpart Ivan Korcok and noted that we were developing our cooperation with Slovakia, particularly in defense industry, and that the situation in Afghanistan was also discussed during the meeting.

Right after, Minister Çavuşoğlu had a meeting with Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek of Czechia and stated that during their meeting our will to increase trade and mutual investments was emphasized, and that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was assessed as well.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, Syria and the Caucasus with US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.

Minister Çavuşoğlu underlined that we would continue our dialogue with the US on regional issues and common areas of cooperation at all levels.

Finally, Minister Çavuşoğlu hosted Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu of Moldova at the Turkish House, and stated that we would deepen our cooperation with Moldova and that our Gagauz kinsmen contributed to our relations.