Top Turkish diplomat attends Balkans summit in Bosnia

Top Turkish diplomat attends Balkans summit in Bosnia

SARAJEVO- Anadolu Agency
Top Turkish diplomat attends Balkans summit in Bosnia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on July 8 attended the foreign ministers meeting of the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) in the Bosnian capital.     

Delivering an opening speech in Sarajevo, Bosnia's Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said that the meeting will address issues of common interest to the SEECP member countries and what has been done during the chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina.     

The meeting was closed to the press.     

Meanwhile, any officials from Albania and Kosovo, which are members of the organization, did not attend the meeting.     

"Consolidating peace &stability in Balkans is Turkey's priority. As a founding Participant of #SEECP, will once again assume Chairmanship-in-Office for 2020-2021. Will prioritize migration, intra-regional transport connectivity& preventing brain drain," Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter.     

He also met with Bosnia and Herzegovina's High Representative Valentin Inzko after the meeting.     

SEECP was established in 1996 with the aim of strengthening political and security cooperation among the countries of the region, promoting economic cooperation and expanding the dimensions of democratic institutions, justice, combating illegal activities and humanities.     

Turkey is among the founder members of the SEECP together with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Greece are the members.