Press release

AFR Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister to meet the Danish EU Presidency on 20 August 2002


In connection with the Danish EU Presidency, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Mesut Yilmaz will visit Copenhagen on 20 August 2002 to meet the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller. On the occasion of the visit, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen states: “I look forward to receiving the Deputy Prime Minister, whom I had the pleasure to meet during my visit to Ankara in April this year. The meeting offers a good opportunity to discuss the relationship between Turkey and the EU, not least in the light of the recent reforms adopted by a large majority in the Turkish Parliament. The Deputy Prime Minister, who is in charge of the internal coordination of EU affairs, played a key role in the preparation of the reform package. I look forward to the Deputy Prime Minister’s presentation of the content of these important reforms.”

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The Prime Minister's meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Prime Minister's Office in the Oak Room (Egetræssalen). At 11:00 AM there will be a joint door-step press meeting in front of the Oak Room. In addition, there will be a photo opportunity when the Prime Minister receives Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz at the Queens Gate (Dronningeporten) at 09:55 AM, and immediately before the meeting at 10:00 AM in the Oak Room. Press cards must be visible. Further information: Jesper Fersløv Andersen, phone no. (+45) 33 92 22 35.