Stoltenberg will be in Turkey from November 3 till 5
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as his defense and foreign minister during the former's visit to Turkey November 3- 5.
A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Turkey from the 3rd of November until the 5th. Stoltenberg is set to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
The statement read that "Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will be received by H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkiye."
Earlier, on October 28, a Turkish source told AFP that Stoltenberg would go to Turkey to discuss the military alliance's almost-completed application processes for Finland and Sweden.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will not approve the membership of the two nations unless "the promises they made were kept," and Stoltenberg is scheduled to meet with him.
Earlier on Wednesday, Stoltenberg announced that he will visit Turkey and praised the "close contact" Sweden and Finland had with Ankara. At the time, he said, "I will go to Istanbul to meet with President Erdogan in the near future myself."
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