No: 94, 10 April 2019, Press Release Regarding The Political Consultations Between Turkey And Greece

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 10.04.2019

H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey will visit the Netherlands on 10-11 April 2019 upon the invitation of H.E. Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to participate in the seventh meeting of the Turkish-Dutch Bilateral (Wittenburg) Conference and to hold bilateral talks.

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in March 2008 aiming at ensuring the enhancement of Turkish-Dutch bilateral relations and the cooperation between Turkey and the Netherlands, the said Conferences are alternately organized under the co-chairmanship of the Foreign Ministers. The sixth and last meeting of the conferences took place in Ankara on 14 February 2014.

Within the framework of the Seventh Wittenburg Conference, to be held on 11 April 2019, six working groups on “Fight Against Terrorism", "Regional Developments", "Turkey-EU", "Turkish-Dutch Community", "Livable Cities" and “Energy” will convene with participation and contribution from relevant Ministries.

During the talks H.E. Minister Çavuşoğlu and his Dutch counterpart H.E. Stef Blok will have an exchange of views on Turkey-EU relations and regional and international developments, as well as issues pertaining to bilateral relations.

H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will also officially inaugurate the Turkish Consulate General in Amsterdam, meet with Turkish and Dutch business circles and come together with the representatives of the Turkish community in the Netherlands.

Meetings of our Minister as well as the seventh Turkish-Dutch Bilateral (Wittenburg) Conference will contribute to further developing bilateral relations with the Netherlands which are on a positive track and to diversifying mutual cooperation.

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