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Minister Alfano meets with the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, today met with the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The talks, which were held on the fringes of the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Bonn, focused on bilateral matters but also on European and international issues.

“Italy thinks it is very important to maintain a dialogue open with Turkey on all the principal issues, such as stabilisation in the Middle East, managing migration flows and fighting terrorism,” affirmed Mr Alfano.

The two ministers addressed the theme of cooperation in the area of security: “Turkey is a strategic partner for Italy and the European Union in fighting terrorism,” Minister Alfano told his counterpart.

On the agenda were also major themes connected to the Mediterranean area, starting with migration. In addition, the meeting offered the opportunity for a first exchange of opinions on the Libyan dossier, in light of the joint effort to stabilise the Country.

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