Erdoğan receives French FM Le Drian, expected to discuss Syria, EU affairs

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 14.09.2017 19:28
Le Drian (L) and Erdoğan shake hands in Beştepe Presidential Complex (Reuters Photo)
Le Drian (L) and Erdoğan shake hands in Beştepe Presidential Complex (Reuters Photo)

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian late Thursday in the Presidential Complex in Ankara.

Erdoğan and the French foreign minister are expected to discuss the civil war and Daesh terror in Syria. The recently strained relations between Turkey and European Union is also one of the highlights of the agenda.

Erdoğan and Le Drian will also reportedly discuss the Paris agreement, which is due to be ratified by Turkey.

In the meeting, the importance of Turkey-EU strategic partnership, especially on migration will be discussed.

Officials will also focus on Turkish-French economic relations.

The top French diplomat is in Ankara for two days, where he will also have meetings with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, heads of nongovernmental organizations and main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

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