Antalya, 11 March 2022 (TDI): Global leaders of different nations and organizations including the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg have arrived in Turkey to attend the Antalya Diplomatic Forum.

The Forum is being held on 11-13 March 2022 in the beautiful Antalya resort on the coast of the Mediterranean at the NEST Congress and Exhibition Centre. NEST Congress and Exhibition Centre are opened in the centre of Belek.

It is located just 32 km from the airport and 45 km from the Antalya city centre. The distance between Antalya Airport and Belek is 33.5 km, and the transfer time to Belek will take approximately 35 minutes.

The closest airport to Belek is Antalya Airport. Antalya Diplomatic Forum is the dialogue forum, which is being convened under the theme “Recoding Diplomacy”.

This forum has been organized in a critical time, in the aftermath of the first meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Ukraine since the war started and as the former continues to invade the latter.

Besides the NATO Chief, Council of Europe Secretary-General Marija Buric, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Nacho Sanchez Amor, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell are attending the forum.

In addition, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Miguel Agnes Moratinos and the U.N.’s Special Representative for Somalia James Swan has joined the said dialogued forum.

In the meantime, Kosovo’s President Vjosa Osmani, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia, all three members of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Presidential Council, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Slovakian Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok are also attending the forum.

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, Foreign Minister of Palestine Riyad Maliki and the interim Taliban administration’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi have also ensured their attendance in the diplomacy forum.

As has been expected, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan started off the event with his accolading address. According to the organogram of the event, a series of panels, roundtable meetings and bilateral discussions are included in said diplomacy forum.  Besides, a youth forum is also a part of this event.

ADF Participants of 11 March

Participants of Post Pandemic Recovery, Livelihoods and Localities Justice,Reforms and Stronger Institutions

Participants of Price of Peace or Cost of War Participants of Equity in Global Health

Participants of Peaceful Resolution of Maritime Boundary Disputes  Participants of Reconciliatory Dialogue in the Balkans

Participants of Regional and Global Pathways to Peace and Prosperity Participant of Addressing Migration: A Holistic Approach Irregular

Recoding Diplomacy

Under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, policymakers, diplomats, business leaders, academics, think-tankers and representatives of the youth and media are congregated again at the second Antalya Diplomacy Forum of 2022.

212 participants of the different cadres i.e. Foreign Ministers, Diplomats, Directors, Chairman of the various international organizations, Professors, Heads of the Academic and other international institutions will address a wide range of topics in international relations under the overarching theme of “Recoding Diplomacy”.

Diplomacy is indeed renovating promptly with the passage and need of the time. Its language and methods are changing. Competition, discord and even conflict are constants in international affairs and affect humanity with transitional dynamics.

New fluctuations in global affairs coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated the need for transformation. Shifts in the relationship between state and the individual as well as technological innovation require attention.

Humanity needs robust diplomacy to resolve tensions, manage change, facilitate adaptation and promote cooperation. For this, diplomacy must stay innovative, efficient, and effective. In turn, it requires composite efforts towards re-evaluation, reaffirmation and restoration, in other words, a recoding.

The Recoding of Diplomacy also encompasses finding effective ways to communicate national interests with renewed language, insight and impact, while making extensive use of rapidly changing and innovative digital capabilities. Reaching out to a younger generation is among the top priorities.

The multiple ways governments have addressed this evolving phenomenon of indispensable transition has been shaped by their providence and experience in dealing with the parochial, regional and global challenges. Keeping diplomacy fit for purpose requires it to be attentive and adaptive to the demands of the day.

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum is incessantly consistent to serve as a platform for interactive and multi-stakeholder discussions on key aspects of recoding diplomacy at these times of change.