Turkey, Europe

Turkish, Italian foreign ministers meet in Rome

Leaders discuss bilateral ties, Libya, Syria and Eastern Mediterranean

Sibel Uğurlu   | 06.12.2019
Turkish, Italian foreign ministers meet in Rome Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (R) as they pose for a photo ahead of their committee lateral meeting in Rome, Italy on December 05, 2019. ( Fatih Aktaş - Anadolu Agency )



Turkish and Italian foreign ministers met in Rome on Thursday to discuss a number of issues, including bilateral ties, Libya, Syria, the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey-EU relations. 

Mevlut Cavusoglu and Luigi Di Maio met on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) conference.

In a tweet, the Italian Foreign Ministry stressed the importance of a frank and constructive dialogue between Rome and Ankara to face strategic challenges.

Di Maio exchanged views on the main regional crises, in particular in Syria and Libya, it said.

Cavusoglu will deliver a speech Friday about Turkey’s vision and strategy on issues regarding the Eastern Mediterranean on the sidelines of the conference.

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