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Turkish foreign minister congratulates new Austrian counterpart

Cavusoglu calls Linhart to congratulate him on his appointment as Austria’s new foreign minister

Nazli Yuzbasioglu   | 25.10.2021
Turkish foreign minister congratulates new Austrian counterpart

ANKARA

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Monday congratulated his Austrian counterpart Michael Linhart on his newly assumed office.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said Cavusoglu held a phone call with Linhart to congratulate him on his appointment as Austria’s new foreign minister.

On Oct. 9, Sebastian Kurz stepped down as the Austrian chancellor amid a corruption probe.

Former Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg stepped down on Oct. 11 to be sworn in as the new chancellor.

Linhart, a senior diplomat who was born in Turkey, replaced Schallenberg as the new foreign minister.

Later Monday, Cavuoslu met former Northern Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. Following the meeting, Cavusoglu said on Twitter that Turkey will continue to support Northern Macedonia and its multi-ethnic/multicultural structure.

Cavusoglu separately also met Cherif Mahamat Zene, foreign minister of Chad, to discuss preparations of the official visit by Chad President Idriss Deby to Turkey that will take place on Wednesday.

* Writing and contribution by Ahmet Gencturk

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