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UN high commissioner for refugees set to visit Turkey

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi will pay a visit to Turkey between Sept. 2-4, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Grandi will be received by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and is set to hold high level meetings, according to a statement by the ministry.

"The said visit will be important to discuss preparations for the Global Refugee Forum, which will be co-convened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan," it said.

Turkey will also reiterate its expectation of a more equal sharing of burden and responsibility on the refugee issue during the talks, the statement added.

Turkey will co-chair the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on Dec. 17-18, focusing on arrangements for burden and responsibility sharing, education, jobs and livelihoods, energy and infrastructure, solutions, and protection capacity.

The Global Refugee Forum convenes at the ministerial level, also including UN member states and other stakeholders.

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