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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Davos, Switzerland, 24 January 2013

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

They exchanged views on the crisis in Syria and prospects for a political settlement. The Secretary-General once again expressed his appreciation for Turkey’s generous hosting of Syrian refugees since the start of the crisis.

The Secretary-General also commended Turkey for its support to Somalia, in particular in the security sector. The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister exchanged views on the situation in Iraq and on the status of negotiations in Cyprus. On the latter, the Secretary-General reiterated his expectation that full-fledged negotiations to find a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus would resume at the earliest possible opportunity.

Finally, the Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister exchanged views on the Middle East peace process and on the situation in Mali.


Readouts on 24 January 2013