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Turkish FM meets counterparts from 6 countries at NAM summit

October 11, 2021 at 6:06 pm

President of the National Assembly of Serbia Ivica Dacic (2nd L) receives Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (2nd R) as he attends the summit held on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade, Serbia on October 11, 2021 [Cem Özdel/Anadolu Agency]

On Monday, the Turkish foreign minister met his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Russia, Nepal, Guatemala, Lebanon, and Iraq during his visit to Serbia, reports Anadolu Agency.

Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on Sunday to attend a 2-day summit marking the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

“We continued our bilateral talks on the margins of the Non-Aligned Summit with the Foreign Ministers of Nepal, Guatemala, Lebanon, and Iraq,” he said in a tweet.

On his meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Ceyhun Bayramov, Cavusoglu said they discussed bilateral relations and preparations for the Turkic Council Summit in Istanbul on November 12.

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Separately, he interacted with Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, and “followed up on topics” recently discussed by the presidents of Turkey and Russia in Sochi.

Earlier in the day, Cavusoglu addressed the Summit and said Turkey supports NAM and wants to see its voice become stronger. He hailed the movement as the “voice of a just and inclusive world.”