Turkey improves the Mideast cooperation process
Foreign Ministers of the High-level Cooperation Council Quartet, comprised of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan met in New York, TRT English reported .
The Quartet summit determined the road map to extend the cooperation. Following the meeting, Foreign Ministers held a joint press conference.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said "In the meetings we have held so far, we decided to improve cooperation in 4 main areas namely, commerce, tourism, transportation and energy. We have overviewed the improvements we achieved in the last couple of months and we have drawn a roadmap."
Turkey will be responsible for commerce, Jordan will be responsible for transportation, Syria will deal with energy and Lebanon will be in charge of tourism.
In October and November, related ministers will hold meetings and make visits on cooperation.
FM Ahmet Davutoğlu also attended a Climate Change Meeting organised by Mexico, on the sidelines of his contacts in New York.
Davutoğlu later on held seperate talks with UN Envoy to Iraq Ad Melkert, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Ukrainian FM Kostyantyn Gryshchenko.
Davutoğlu held a tripartite gathering with Syrian and Spanish foreign ministers, after which he attended another trilateral meeting with Spanish FM and the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations initiative.