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Turkey's foreign minister to visit Hungary on Thursday

, Hungarian counterpart to discuss bilateral ties, global, regional issues, says Turkish Foreign Ministry

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published February 23,2021
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Turkey's foreign minister will pay an official visit to Hungary on Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu's visit comes upon the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto, said the ministry statement.

The two officials "will discuss all aspects of Turkish-Hungarian relations and exchange views on current global and regional issues at their meeting."

Szijjarto will also hand over "cultural artifacts of Turkish origin confiscated in 2015 in Hungary" to Çavuşoğlu, added the statement.

During the visit, the Çavuşoğlu will be received by Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

According to the ministry, the visit will also be a part of preparations for the fifth meeting of the Turkey-Hungary High Level Strategic Cooperation Council to be held this year in Ankara. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hungary's Prime Minister Orban are to preside over the meeting, it added.