Turkey – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (13 June 2019)

Jean-Yves le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Turkey on June 13.

He will meet with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, to discuss international and regional crises, regarding which our two countries engage in ongoing dialogue. The two ministers will notably take stock of the situation in the Levant and the Syrian conflict, the latest developments on the ground, notably in Idlib, and ways to restart the political process.

The situation in Libya, Iraq and the need to preserve the nuclear agreement with Iran will be discussed, as well as the prospects for the inter-Cypriot negotiations and the risks of tension in the eastern Mediterranean.

Relations between Turkey and the EU will also be discussed, in the context of the report presented by the European Commission on May 29 within the framework of its communication on EU expansion.

Lastly, the discussions will focus on the various aspects of our bilateral cooperation: political, economic, cultural and educational, with special emphasis on defense and security issues, particularly in the field of counterterrorism, regarding which our cooperation is close and key to ensuring the security of our citizens.