No: 230, 2 August 2019, Press Release Regarding The 11th Ambassadors Conference

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 02.08.2019

The Ambassadors Conference, organized annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2008, will be held this year from 3 to 9 August 2019 in Ankara and Samsun with the participation of Turkish Ambassadors serving at home and abroad.

The Ambassadors Conference plays a major role in the in-house and inter-institutional coordination and planning of our foreign policy, as well as in terms of public diplomacy.

The 11th Ambassadors Conference will convene under the theme of “Robust Diplomacy: Active on the Ground and at the Table”. This theme underlines that Turkish diplomacy employs various tools with a holistic approach in order to ensure the protection of our national rights and interests, and contribute to international peace and stability, in the face of global and regional challenges.

At the Conference, Ambassadors will receive the instructions of the President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, review recent developments and trends of relevance to Turkish foreign policy, discuss current challenges and opportunities, and evaluate the priorities for the upcoming period in a comprehensive manner.

In this framework, the Ambassadors will be received by our President and H.E. Mr. Mustafa Şentop, the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Esteemed members of the Presidential Cabinet, senior public officials and high-level foreign dignitaries will also address the Ambassadors.

Economy and security/defence issues will be among the focal points of the Conference, with a whole day allocated for each.

In addition to regional sessions, expert panels on crisis management and resolution of conflicts, as well as on rising populism and racism will also be organized with the participation of senior Turkish and foreign officials.

On the last day of the Conference, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and the Ambassadors will pay a visit to Samsun to mark the centenary of the beginning of our War of Independence.

Furthermore, a book containing previously unpublished documents from the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled “1919 in its Centenary: Documents from our Archives”, will be launched on the occasion of the Conference.

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