Türkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has met with his Italian counterpart Antonio Tajani in New York to discuss irregular migration, according to a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry. SIA refers to Turkish media.
The meeting came as Fidan is in New York to attend the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, during which he has held several bilateral meetings to discuss global issues with his counterparts, including those from Azerbaijan and Greece on Tuesday, the Netherlands on Monday, and Germany and Ireland on Sunday.
In late June, Fidan had attended an Italy-led conference in Rome on irregular migration.
"Our Minister Hakan Fidan met with the European Commissioner for Internal Affairs Ilva Johanson at the Turk House within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly. The issues of simplifying the visa regime and combating illegal migration were discussed at the meeting," the official X page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted about the meetings held by Minister Hakan Fida in New York.
It was stated that Hakan Fida participated in the meeting of the European Muslim Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
During the conference, he stressed the importance of regional cooperation to tackle irregular migration, which he called a common challenge faced by Mediterranean countries.
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