Fidan meets his Saudi and French counterparts in Brazil


On Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan held two separate meetings with his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan, and his French counterpart, Stephane Ségournet.

Turkish diplomatic sources reported that Fidan’s meeting with Bin Farhan and Sigourney came within the framework of the meeting of foreign ministers of the G20 countries in Brazil.

In his meeting with his Saudi counterpart, the Turkish Foreign Minister discussed the steps that countries in the region could take to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and a two-state solution.

The two ministers also discussed bilateral and economic relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia and cooperation in the field of defense industries.

In another meeting, Fidan and Sigournet discussed regional issues and Turkish-European relations, according to the same sources.

Fidan stressed the need to take urgent steps to prevent the situation in Gaza from deteriorating further.


He pointed out that it is necessary for the international community to act unitedly on this issue.

Fidan also pointed out the need to end the war in Ukraine within the framework of the territorial integrity and political unity of Ukraine.

In addition, he stated that it would be a strategic mistake to keep Turkey’s EU membership process separate from other candidate countries.

The G20 foreign ministers’ meeting began on Wednesday in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and will last for two days.

The meeting will address several issues, most notably the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, and tension in the Middle East.

The G20 is an intergovernmental forum primarily concerned with economic issues. It includes the twenty largest economies in the world, and its membership is 19 countries and the European Union.

The member states are: Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy and Japan.

As well as South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.