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Participation of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in the NATO Foreign Ministers Meetings in Riga, 30 November-1 December 2021

Participation of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in the NATO Foreign Ministers Meetings in Riga, 30 November-1 December 2021

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu paid a visit to Latvia to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Riga on 30 November-1 December 2021 and to hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts.

Minister Çavuşoğlu held a meeting with Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio of Italy, where our relations and regional issues particularly Libya and Afghanistan were discussed, before the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting.

At the sessions of the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting of the first day, Minister Çavuşoğlu shared our views on the Alliance’s new Strategic Concept ahead of the 2022 Madrid Summit and the challenges in the Euro-Atlantic area.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu held a meeting as well with his Dutch colleague Ben Knapen, where our economic-commercial relations and the recent developments in Afghanistan were discussed.

Later that day, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Foreign Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom, and discussed our cooperation in defense industry, irregular migration and regional issues.

On 1 December 2021, Minister Çavuşoğlu had a meeting with his Latvian collegue Edgars Rinkevics, and underlined that our will to develop our political and economic cooperation was confirmed.

Then, Minister Çavuşoğlu had another meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt, where our bilateral relations and regional issues, particularly Afghanistan and Syria, were discussed.

Afterwards, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Antony Blinken and evaluated the recent developments in Ethiopia, Ukraine, Syria and Caucasus as well as our bilateral relations.

On the other hand, in the sessions of the second and last day of NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Riga, developments in Afghanistan and Balkans and cooperation with Ukraine and Georgia within NATO were discussed.