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Russian, Ukrainian foreign ministers arrive in Turkey ahead of meeting

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published March 09,2022

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba arrived Wednesday in the Turkish province of Antalya ahead of a high-level tripartite meeting between Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine.

Lavrov, Kuleba and their accompanying delegations landed at the Antalya airport and traveled to a hotel where they will stay.

The delegations will stay in separate hotels before the crucial meeting Thursday as part of Turkey's efforts to mediate between the warring countries.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has expressed hope that the meeting will be a "turning point" and "important step" toward peace and stability and he said Tuesday that Ankara will "continue to make efforts for a lasting peace."

Officials have accredited 334 local and foreign journalists from various media organizations from 34 countries to cover the meeting.

They include Ukraine and Russia, as well as the US, Britain, Germany, Israel, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, and China.

A total of 150 foreign media personnel are attending the meeting and 184 journalists from Turkey have been accredited.