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Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Italy, 27-29 June 2021

Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Italy, 27-29 June 2021

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Italy to participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH on 28 June 2021, co-hosted by Italy and the US, a Ministerial Meeting on Syria with limited participation on the same day, the G-20 Meeting held on 29 June 2021 and to hold bilaterals.

On his first day of his program in Rome, Minister Çavuşoğlu had meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Canada and Lithuania, Marc Garneau ve Gabrielius Landsbergis.

Minister Çavuşoğlu continued his bilaterals on the second day of his program in Italy with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Zeina Akar of Lebanon, Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg of Austria.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu attended the Meeting of Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH, shared our views on an effective fight against DAESH.

Minister Çavuşoğlu underlined the mistake of using a terrorist organization in the fight against another terrorist organization and drew attention to the terrorist actions of the PKK/YPG in the region.

Later that day, Minister Çavuşoğlu had a meeting with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore, and discussed the bilateral relations, regional issues and mutual recognition of vaccination certificates.

Then, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Sylvie Baïpo-Temon, Foreign Minister of the Central African Republic, and stated that we were ready to provide them with any kind of support.

After that meeting, Minister Çavuşoğlu attended the Ministerial Meeting on Syria with limited participation and underlined that the present situation was not sustainable and pointed out to the need to revive efforts for a political solution.

Minister Çavuşoğlu also had the opportunity to talk briefly with many of his colleagues on the sidelines of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH and the Ministerial Meeting on Syria with limited participation.

On 29 June 2021, Minister Çavuşoğlu attended the G-20 Foreign Ministers Meetings, and stressed that we would support all efforts for sustainable, inclusive and healthy global development, that G-20 should play a leading role in the fight against the pandemic, that vaccines should be an area of cooperation rather than competition, and that we could not stay indifferent to the situation in Africa.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu had a bilateral talk with his British counterpart Dominic Raab, where they exchanged views on the relations between our countries and the regional issues including Syria and Libya, another one with his Argentinian counterpart Felipe Sola, where they evaluated political and economical issues, and another one with his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta, where they discussed our cooperation in the fields of defense industry, trade, education and culture.