ANKARA (IGFA) – Carrying out intensive diplomatic work at the NATO Leaders Summit, President Erdogan participated in a trilateral meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on July 10 when he traveled to Vilnius for the summit.
According to the news reported by the Directorate of Communications, in a written statement after the meeting, Turkey will send the protocols of Sweden’s accession to NATO to the Turkish Grand National Assembly, and Sweden will resume the process of Turkey’s membership in the European Union. in this respect.
The statement, which reportedly confirmed that Sweden would not support the YPG/PYD and FETO, noted that they had agreed that Turkey-Sweden counter-terrorism cooperation would continue after Sweden joined NATO, and that it’s a long-term effort.
In a statement saying that Sweden will actively support Turkey’s efforts to revitalize Turkey’s EU membership process, including the renewal of the EU-Turkey Customs Union and visa liberalization, Turkey submitted the protocols for Sweden’s accession to NATO to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. it was reported that he would work closely to approve it.
After a trilateral meeting, President Erdogan received President of the Council of the European Union (EU) Charles Michel.
After attending a family photo shoot on the first day of the NATO leaders’ summit, President Erdogan later attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
President Erdogan, who started bilateral negotiations after the meeting, met with French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time at the LITEXPO exhibition and fair center.
After Macron, President Erdogan also met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni.
During the meetings, bilateral relations, cooperation in the fight against terrorism, the process of Turkey’s accession to the EU and the process of Sweden’s accession to NATO were discussed.
INTERVIEW WITH BIDEN
After meeting with Italian Prime Minister Meloni, President Erdogan met with US President Joe Biden.
At the beginning of the meeting, President Erdogan called Biden and thanked him for congratulating him on his re-election, and also said: “I think the time has come for consultations at the level of heads of state within the framework of the strategic mechanism. Today, I see this meeting on the sidelines of NATO as the first step towards this. Our previous meetings were something like a warm-up, and now we are starting a new process. Of course, for me this new process is a five-year process, now you are also preparing for the elections. I wish you success in your preparations for these elections in advance.” used the phrase.
Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, National Defense Minister Yasar Güler, MIT Head Ibrahim Kalın, Head of Communications Fahrettin Altun, Head of Defense Industry Haluk Görgün, and Chief Advisor to the President Ambassador Akif Çağatay Kılıç were also present.
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