Ankara hosts Third Conference of Ambassadors
The Third Conference of Ambassadors took place in Ankara on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported.
Three sessions as "Economic and Commercial Relations", "Culture and Public Diplomacy" and "Turks Abroad and Consulate Services" were held within the scope of the conference.
Foreign Ministry officials as well as representatives from related institutions, organizations and private sector attended the sessions.
Also a general session as "Democracy, Human Rights and Supremacy of Law" was held with participation of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe's President Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Nearly 180 ambassadors serving abroad and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters attended the week-long conference.
The ambassadors will proceed to the eastern province of Erzurum to attend the last three days of the conference.
The theme of this year's conference is "Visionary Diplomacy: Global and Regional Order from Turkey's Perspective".
Greek Premier George Papandreou, Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul and Pakistani Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi are guest speakers of this year's conference.
Rassoul and Qureshi will address the Turkish ambassadors in Ankara while Papandreou will visit Erzurum to attend the conference.
The first conference was held in Ankara in July 2008 with the theme of "Turkish Foreign Policy: Orientations and Priorities" while the second conference took place in Ankara and in the southeastern province of Mardin in January 2010 on "Democracy, Security and Stability: Foreign Policy Outlook for 2010".
The conference is a venue where Turkish foreign policy is discussed and Turkish diplomats review the past year. Its goal is to create an atmosphere for exchange of views in free discussion sessions and make coordination between Ankara and missions more effective.