Ankara, EU to hold first high-level meeting since Turkey’s coup attempt
AA photoA high-level political dialogue mechanism between Turkey and the European Union will convene in Ankara on Sept. 9 to overview the state of accession talks and the migrant deal, in the first such ministerial meeting since Turkey’s failed coup attempt on July 15.
“The Turkey-EU Ministerial Political Dialogue Meeting will be held on Sept. 9, 2016 in Ankara with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik, and from the EU side, Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Mr. Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations,” read a Foreign Ministry statement on Sept 8.
It recalled that this will be the first Political Dialogue Meeting held at ministerial level since the coup attempt.
“During the meeting, the state of Turkey’s accession negotiations, Turkey-EU cooperation in the fields of energy, economy and trade, as well as the latest developments concerning migration and the visa liberalization process will be discussed. The parties will also exchange views on recent developments regarding regional issues and cooperation on fight against terrorism,” the statement added.
A joint press conference is expected to be held after the talks.