SC:5 - 6 March 2009, Statement of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in Response to a Question

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the visit of Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State to Turkey?

ANSWER: Turkey and US share a comprehensive common agenda both bilaterally and at the regional level. Our country will continue cooperation and consultation with the new US Administration at each and every level as done with the previous Administration. In this framework, upon the invitation of our Minister, US Secretary of State will pay a visit to our country on March 7, 2009.
This visit will provide an opportunity to exchange views on Turkey-US bilateral relations as well as international issues in our common agenda. Mrs. Clinton will also be received by Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister. Marking the first visit at the level of Secretary of State after the New US Administration’s taking office, bears importance in terms of confirming the strategic partnership between the two countries as well.