Turkish FM holds bilateral meetings with his counterparts in Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held bilateral talks with his counterparts at the 46th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers` meeting in Brunei on Monday.
Davutoglu said Hezbollah`s involvement in the Syrian civil war was `clearly` considered as a foreign intervention and would carry huge risks.
Davutoglu met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and they discussed the Syrian issue.
"The United Nations has not found a way to end the tragedy in Syria due to Russia and China`s veto powers in the UN Security Council. Difference of opinions of the five permanent members has blocked the UN. I discussed my concerns over China and Russia`s vetoes particularly the effects of the vetoes on the world`s economy with the Chinese foreign minister," Davutoglu said.
Davutoglu said he expressed his concerns to Lavrov that the Syrian regime did not have good intentions about the Geneva II Conference, adding "Lavrov affirmed that we need to work together to start the Geneva II Conference."
"After all these meetings I hope we will reach a solution to end these attacks. First and foremost this is the international community`s problem. Syrian people have been badly affected by the Syrian crisis most, and the neighboring countries and Turkey are the next to have been affected by the crisis. It is unacceptable that the international community ignores Turkey`s and neighboring countries` concerns," he added.
Following his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Davutoglu Wang Yi, Davutoglu said they discussed regional and global issues particularly Syria, adding he also expressed Turkey`s hope to be in close contact with China over the Syrian crisis.
27 foreign ministers attended the meeting held in Brunei. Davutoglu met with 12 ministers. He will come together with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday.
Monday, July 01, 2013