Turkey and Iran: Ahmadinejad and Davutoglu meet in New York

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The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, met on Wednesday (26th), with the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, in which the two sides discussed various issues related to the Muslim world.

Bilateral relations between the two countries, the conflict in Syria, the situation of Muslims in Myanmar (Burma), Somalia, Sudan and the problems faced in the world of Islam, were other issues discussed at the meeting.

The Turkish foreign minister, meanwhile, described the trilateral meeting of Iran, Egypt and Turkey, held recently in Cairo, and said the Syrian crisis is heading for a very important and positive step for the cessation of bloodshed in the Arab country.

The Iranian president, in addition to emphasizing that Iran seeks the cessation of violence in Syria, said the Persian country will continue to put all their efforts toward that objective.

At a parallel meeting of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York, Davutoglu gave a briefing on their information to the president of Iran on his last trip to Myanmar, the current situation in Somalia, and aid to regions in Turkey.

He also offered an explanation about his meetings with the foreign ministers of Sudan and South Sudan and the situation in the countries with the Iranian chief executive.

The 67th session of the UN General Assembly ends on October 01 in New York, USA, where world leaders address the most important international issues.

Vuk Jeremić was elected President of the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 June 2012. At the time of his election, he was serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Repubic of Serbia, an office he held starting on 15 May 2007.

Throughout his five years as Foreign Minister, Mr. Jeremić was actively engaged in the work of the United Nations, representing his country at key sessions of the General Assembly and the Security Council. He led the Serbian delegation at high-level segments of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2008, 2010 and 2011), at the annual General Conference of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and at high-level meetings of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

Elsewhere, Mr. Jeremić led his country's delegation at high-level meetings of the African Union, the Organization of American States and the Non-Aligned Movement. In September 2011, he hosted a commemorative observance at the ministerial level for the fiftieth anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement, in Belgrade.

Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova


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