Visit of Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan to the USA to Participate in the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 17-23 September 2023

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan is visiting the US to accompany President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and to have bilateral and multilateral meetings.

Minister Fidan had his first meeting in New York with Micheál Martin, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence of Ireland at Turkish House on 17 September. Bilateral relations and mutual high level visits, Black Sea Grain Initiative, latest developments on Cyprus issue and Türkiye-EU relations were discussed at the meeting.

Later that day, Minister Fidan met with Annalena Baerbock, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. At the meeting, issues of Türkiye’s EU process including updating the Customs Union and visa liberalization process, recent developments regarding Cyprus matter, the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Sweden’s NATO membership and climate change were discussed.

On 18 September, Minister Fidan met with Hanke Bruins Slot, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, at Turkish House. Bilateral relations, NATO enlargement, latest developments on Ukraine, and vile attacks against our holy book Quran in Netherlands were discussed at the meeting.
Minister Fidan had his first meeting on 19 September with George Gerapetritis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
Then, Minister Fidan met with Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Irregular migration was discussed at the meeting.

Later that day, Foreign Minister Fidan met with Ignazio Cassis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, at Turkish House. At the meeting, bilateral relations, cooperation in regional matters & international organizations and the latest developments in Ukraine were discussed.

On 20 September, Minister Fidan met with Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, at Turkish House. Visa liberalization and combating illegal migration were discussed at the meeting.

Then, he attended the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Muslims in Europe.

By Webdesk