Top Turkish diplomat to attend G20 meeting in Japan


Turkish foreign minister will attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Japan’s Nagoya city on Nov. 22-23, the ministry said in a statement.

During the meeting under G20 Japanese presidency, Mevlut Cavusoglu will address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa, explaining the contributions of Turkey for the achievement of the SDGs in Turkey as well as in the Least Developed Countries and describing Turkey’s policies towards Africa, according to the statement.

“On this occasion, H.E. Minister Cavusoglu will also have the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with Ministers of Foreign Affairs from G20 member states,” the statement added.

Following the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting, Cavusoglu will participate in the Non-Proliferation Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Foreign Ministers meeting on Nov. 23 in Japan.

“This initiative is a platform where twelve countries collaborate with the aim of strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Preparations for the NPT 2020 Review Conference will be discussed during the Meeting,” the statement said.

Cavusoglu will also inaugurate the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Nagoya, the establishment of which was announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his visit to Japan between June 27-July 1, 2019.
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