Deputies of NATO states to meet in Antalya

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Lawmakers, bureaucrats, military representatives and foreign mission chiefs from NATOmember states will meet in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya on April 12-14.

The joint meeting of the 99th Rose-Roth Seminar, and Mediterranean and Middle East special group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be hosted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

The meeting will begin with the opening speeches of Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Madeleine Moon, President of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group Philippe Folliot, the head of the Turkish delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA), Osman Aşkın Bak told Anadolu Agency.

Such meetings are important for the development of relations between NATO member states at parliamentary level, Bak said.

A total of 150 deputies from different countries will take part in the meeting, he added.

The meeting will particularly focus on the issues of security, energy and foreign policy.

Developments in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen and the Gulf countries, cooperation with NATO, and Russian and Turkish Middle East strategy are among other topics that will also be discussed during the meeting.

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