Turkish Foreign Minister Meets UN Chief in New York

Published 15.12.2010 12:11

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York ahead of a Security Council session on Iraq later today.

In the Meeting Ban had thanked Davutoglu for Turkey's constructive and resolute efforts at the Security Council during its two-year non-permanent membership.

Sources cited Ban as telling the Turkish foreign minister that the UN chief would participate in UN's Least Developed Countries Conference in Istanbul in May.

Sources also said Ban officially informed Davutoglu that he appointed Turkey's Ambassador to New Delhi Levent Bilman as chairperson of the UN's Policy Planning and Mediation Support Unit.

On the agenda of the meeting between Ban and Turkish Forein Minister Davutoglu were Cyprus issue, Iraq, the Middle East peace process, Iran's nuclear program, referendum in Sudan, and an ongoing UN investigation over Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last May.

After his meeting with the UN chief, Davutoglu attended a dinner reception hosted by Greece's Permanent representative to the UN Anastassis Mitsialis.

Turkish Foreign Minister also attended a national day reception hosted by Bahrain's Permanent Representative to the UN Tawfeeq Ahmad Al Mansoor.

UNITED NATIONS (Cihan)

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