Published On: Wed, Sep 9th, 2020

Macron to hold meeting with 6 countries in Corsica island with Turkey on agenda

Macron to hold meeting with 6 countries in Corsica island with Turkey on agenda

It has been reported that French President Emmanuel Macron will raise the issue of Turkey at the Forum of the Union of Southern European countries, including Greece and Southern Cyprus, and address tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In a statement, the Elysee Palace said that the forum, which will be held on the French island of Corsica on Thursday, will be attended by Member States France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Southern Cyprus and Greece, and that the main agenda item at the meeting may be “the development of reconciliation in relations between the European Union and Turkey”.

The Paris government announced that the forum would first address the problems in the Mediterranean and that the countries known as MED7 would “work to promote a new dynamic of cooperation in the region”. “The Forum talks will also help determine the decisions that the Council of Europe will take on September 24-25 on relations with Turkey in the context of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean,” the statement also said.

The French President will also hold a private meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kriakos Micotakis on the tension between Turkey and Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean.

MED7 countries are expected to discuss issues such as the plan to save Europe, climate, Brexit and migration, which are key issues on the continent outside the Turkish agenda at the meeting.

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