EU minister Ömer Çelik meets Italian lawmakers in Rome

ANADOLU AGENCY
ROME
Published 22.06.2016 17:13
Updated 22.06.2016 19:05
Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni (Right) and Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Ömer Çelik talk during their meeting at Farnesina Palace in Rome, Italy, 21 June 2016 (EPA Photo)
Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni (Right) and Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Ömer Çelik talk during their meeting at Farnesina Palace in Rome, Italy, 21 June 2016 (EPA Photo)

Turkey's EU Minister in Italy to discuss Turkey-EU relations, migration management and fight against terrorism with lawmakers.

Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik met with Italian parliamentarians in Rome on Wednesday on the second day of his three-day official tour to Italy.

Çelik met Pier Ferdinando Casini, Italian senate's foreign affairs committee chairman, and Vannino Chiti, chairman of the committee on EU policies at the Justinian Palace.

In remarks made at a press conference before his official meeting, Chiti reiterated Italy's support for Turkey's EU accession process.

Çelik also met Michele Bordo, the chairman of committee on European affairs of the Italian chamber of deputies.

Later, the Turkish minister tweeted that he would discuss Turkey-EU relations, migration management and fight against terrorism during his visit.

He is also scheduled to meet Secretary of State for European Affairs Sandro Gozi on the third day of his official visit.

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