epa09137110 A handout photo made available by the Turkish Presidential Press Office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias posing for a photograph before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 15 April 2021. EPA/Mustafa Kamaci / Turkish Presidential Press Office / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
An hour-long meeting between Greek Foreign Affairs Minister and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has concluded at the Presidential Mansion in Ankara on Thursday.
According to diplomatic sources, the meeting was requested by the Turkish side.
Also present was Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, with whom Dendias is meeting privately next, while broader deliberations between the delegations of the two sides will follow.
Both sides are expected to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues, particularly political and economic relations between the two countries, and international developments with an emphasis on EU-Turkey relations, Libya and Syria.
They are also expected to discuss the Cyprus issue, ahead of the informal five-state conference in Geneva under the aegis of the United Nations.
The two ministers are expected to make joint statements to the press after the conclusion of their meeting.
Dendias’ visit to Ankara will wrap up with a dinner hosted by Cavusoglu in his counterpart’s honor.
The Greek FM is accompanied on his official visit to Turkey by Deputy FM responsible for economic diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis.
Source: ANA – MPA