Belgrade, 18 June 2022 (TDI): Mevlüt Cavusoglu, the foreign minister of Turkiye, visited Serbia and North Macedonia. In Belgrade, President Alexander Vucic welcomed Foreign Minister Cavusoglu.
The two leaders spoke about regional issues and Turkiye’s good bilateral relations during their discussion. They paid particular attention to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.
Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s National Assembly Speaker, and Minister Cavusoglu met for the second time while he was there. The dignitaries emphasized the necessity of strengthening legislative ties.
Minister Cavusoglu also had a meeting with Serbia’s Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic. The Minister stated that the two countries have assessed shared projects and will further their cooperation in all areas.
Last but not least, while in Belgrade, Minister Cavusoglu met with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic. This came after a jointly conducted press conference after the meeting.
As a result, Minister Cavusoglu subsequently declared that the two nations’ trade volume aim was 5 billion US dollars. They were about to sign a document allowing citizens of both nations to travel with their identity cards. In Nis, they would also establish a consular office.
Met w/my friend FM Nikola Selakovic of #Serbia.
Signed Agreement on the Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Properties.
Our trade volume target is $5 billion.
Will soon sign agreement that will make possible travel w/ID.
Will open a Consular Office in Niš.🇹🇷🇷🇸 pic.twitter.com/Jdif89a4Si
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) June 16, 2022
In addition, the two nations signed an Agreement on the Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Properties in conjunction with the visit.
Minister Cavusoglu met with Turkish Community representatives on the same day before departing for North Macedonia. The representatives are significantly enhancing the nation’s economic and cultural prosperity.
They also emphasized their commitment to supporting their kinsmen at all times. The relatives act as a friendly link between the two nations.
Foreign Minister’s meetings
Furthermore, Minister Cavusoglu and Member of the European Parliament lhan Kücük met in Ohrid. Minister Cavusoglu congratulated him on being chosen as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe’s Co-President.
Turkiye Foreign Minister Avusoglu also met with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. The two talked about their interactions and regional challenges, especially those involving Syria and Ukraine.
Minister Cavusoglu also discussed bilateral relations with Croatian President Zoran Milanovic. They also talked about recent events in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine.
Finally, Ervin Ibrahimovic, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Capital Investments, and Chairman of the Bosniak Party of Montenegro, was last congratulated by Minister Cavusoglu on his appointment.