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Turkish minister to attend EU foreign ministers meeting

Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend informal meeting with participation of foreign ministers of EU in Vienna on Aug. 30-31

28.08.2018
Turkish minister to attend EU foreign ministers meeting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

By Merve Aydogan

ANKARA

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend an informal meeting of Foreign Ministers of the European Union member states to be held in Vienna on Aug. 30-31. 

In a statement, the Ministry said Cavusoglu "will participate in the informal meeting to be held with the participation of Foreign Ministers of the EU member and candidate countries […] upon the invitation of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/the Vice President of the Commission and Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria currently holding the EU Presidency."

"The informal meeting format in question, also known as “Gymnich meetings”, gives the opportunity for an exchange of views on foreign policy developments," the statement noted.

Participants of the meeting are to "mainly exchange views on multilateralism, digitalization and critical infrastructure areas, as well as on current regional and global developments and challenges."

“Furthermore, discussions will be held with EU member states’ Ministers concerning Turkey’s accession process and bilateral relations," the statement added.

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