By Mumin Altas
Turkey’s premier will pay an official visit to Spain this week at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, according to Turkish Prime Ministry sources.
Binali Yildirim’s visit is scheduled for April 24-25 to take part in the 6th Turkey-Spain Intergovernmental Summit.
As a part of his official visit, Yildirim will meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Congress of Deputies President Ana Pastor and be received by King Felipe VI.
The meetings will focus on Turkish-Spanish bilateral relations and regional and international issues of interest to both countries.
Yildirim will also meet with Turkish and Spanish businessmen to boost economic ties and attend Nueva Economia Forum, considered an important reference point for politicians, the business world, diplomats, and the press.
In 2014, Turkey’s capital Ankara hosted the previous Turkey-Spain Intergovernmental Summit under the chairmanship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s then-prime minister and now president, and Spain’s Rajoy.