Turkish ambassadors serving both at home and abroad will meet in Türkiye's capital Ankara for the 13th Ambassadors Conference scheduled for Aug. 6-12.
As part of the conference, themed Wise and Compassionate Turkish Diplomacy in 2023 and Beyond, evaluation sessions will be held where ambassadors will exchange views on regional and global issues closely related to the Turkish foreign policy.
The conference has been organized annually by the country’s Foreign Ministry since 2008 in which ambassadors discuss regional and global developments with the participation of senior officials.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish ambassadors will visit the central Anatolian provinces of Kayseri and Nevsehir on Aug. 12.
This year's theme was chosen with reference to 2023 -- the centennial of the Republic of Türkiye and the 500th anniversary of the establishment of foreign affairs. With 2023 nearing, the theme aims to underline the entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy that strengthens Türkiye.
Cavusoglu will address the ambassadors as well as foreign guests at the conference during the official opening on Aug. 8.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will also meet the ambassadors and give them foreign policy evaluations and guidelines.
In addition to Erdogan, the ambassadors will be received by Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop. Turkish ministers for justice, treasury and finance, interior, culture and tourism, national defense, and industry and technology are also expected to take part in the conference.
Separately, foreign guests are also invited as speakers at the conference.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor is expected to attend this year's conference and address the ambassadors.
The foreign guests include Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Helga Schmid, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov, and Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Mario Adolfo Bucaro Flores.
Source: Anadolu Agency