US and Turkey officials discuss Eurasian issues

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Eurasian issues were discussed here Wednesday between high ranking US and Turkish administration officials, as part of the bilateral strategic dialogue.

According to a US State Department press release, Ambassador Halil Akinci, Director General for Bilateral Affairs at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, met with an interagency team led by Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Ambasador Laura Kennedy to discuss Eurasian issues.

‘The bilateral meetings provided a forum for us to discuss common interests and explore ideas for greater collaboration on issues including, inter alia, the resolution of frozen conflicts in the region, energy and political and economic reform’, the press release said.

The Turkish delegation invited the US delegation ‘to come to Turkey for the next session of what our two countries agree should become a permanent consultative forum’.