Belgium's PM: EU should deepen cooperation with Turkey

 Belgium's PM: EU should deepen cooperation with Turkey

Belgium and Turkey have decided to revive the relatively slowed-down relations, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said.

In an interview with the Le Soir newspaper, Michel termed his yesterday meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York as "open and sincere."

"We exchanged views on different matters. The issues of Turkey’s geopolitical role in Syria, fight against terrorism, migration, Turkey’s relations with the European Union, the U.S., and Russia were discussed," Yeni Safak cited Michel as saying.

"We’ve decided to revive our relatively slowed-down relations with Turkey. We plan to hold meetings between our security units soon," the PM added. "On the other hand, we will restart the trilateral meetings between justice, foreign and interior ministers of the two countries, which were halted after the failed coup attempt in Turkey."

In addition, the Belgian PM said that Belgium and Turkey were on the same page to sustain the cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

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