Discussions between UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi and Turkish Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Transport focused on possible ways of operational cooperation between Turkey and the Secretariat of the UfM, especially in the area of transport.
Ankara, 18 March, 2013. UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, paid an official visit to Turkey on 13-14 March 2013. During the visit, he held talks with H.E. Binali Yildirim, Minister of Transport, and H.E. Ahmed Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also visited the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA).
During the meeting with H.E. Davutoglu, the Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister reiterated the importance of regional coordination and stressed the role of the UfM in this respect. He also underlined the need for the development of tangible projects with concrete results in the region and extended Turkey’s full support to the UfM efforts. Minister Davutoglu further stated that the regional stability had a particular significance for Turkey and all efforts made by the UfM in this regard would also receive Turkey’s support.