April 13, 2024

Turkish president, Czech premier hold meeting

1st summit of European Political Community kicks off in Prague

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rumen Radev hold closed-door talks on sidelines of European Political Community summit

MT Desk

The Turkish president, Czech prime minister, and head of the European Commission met Thursday on the sidelines of a European summit in the Czech Republic, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency.

The trilateral meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, premier Petr Fiala, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was closed to the press, with no further information released.

Erdogan is in the capital Prague at the invitation of Fiala and European Council President Charles Michel to attend the first meeting of the European Political Community.

At the summit, to which 44 European countries are invited, Erdogan conveyed Türkiye’s views, contributions, and assessments related to the challenges Europe is facing in terms of peace and security, energy, climate, and economy, according to the Turkish presidency.

Earlier, Turkish president and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev on Thursday met on the sidelines of the European Political Community summit in Prague, the Czech capital.

Erdogan and Radev held a closed-door meeting at the Prague Castle. No further information was released about the meeting.

Heads of state and government from 44 countries – the 27 EU members and 17 other European countries, including Türkiye, the UK and Azerbaijan – participate at the summit hosted by the Czech government that holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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