The European Union on Tuesday emphasized its commitment to maintaining an open and frank dialogue with Turkey, including addressing common challenges and cooperating in essential areas of joint interest such as migration, public health, climate, counter-terrorism and regional issues.
EU affairs ministers of EU member states met in Brussels for the last General Affairs Council meeting of the year. They made preparations for the EU Leaders’ Summit to be held on Dec. 16, discussed the EU’s 2022 agenda items and evaluated the latest situation regarding the union’s enlargement.
HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUES BETWEEN THE EU, TURKEY
“The Council takes note of the recent resumption of High Level Dialogues between the EU and Turkey on several of these issues, as well as the ratification by Turkey of the Paris Agreement on climate change,” a statement said after the meeting.
The statement also highlighted that it commends Turkey’s continued significant efforts in hosting and addressing the needs of almost 4 million refugees.