Second enlarged meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the neighbouring countries of Iraq: statement by Benita Ferrero-Waldner

Type: Report   Reference: I-055480   Duration: 10:33:05  Lieu:
End production: 03/11/2007   First transmission: 03/11/2007
The second enlarged meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the neighbouring countries of Iraq was held in Istanbul on 3 November 2007. Officials from neighbouring countries including Iran, Kuwait , Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria, Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China and Russia), G8 members (Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada), and representatives of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, of the Arab League and of the European Union.

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10:29:53 Title 00:00:04
10:29:58 General view of the Bosphorus by night (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:30:08 Streets of Istanbul (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:30:26 Exterior view of Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel 00:00:05
10:30:31 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in ENGLISH) saying that it is very important that there is good co-operation between Iraq and its neighbours; they have already had two such conferences, this is the third; they see more and more that it is necessary to have a very good co-ordination; at this conference there will be the decision hopefully to have a co-ordinating supplementary mechanism in the Iraqi Foreign Ministry; this is something the Iraqis have asked for and Ban Ki Moon, General Secretary of the United Nations, has very strongly supported; they are also supportive if the Iraqis want it 00:00:41
10:31:12 Cutaway of the Bosphorus 00:00:05
10:31:17 Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that she always very strongly condemns terrorist actions wherever they take place; it is very important that the Iraqi central government but also the Kurdish regional government should do everything to make sure their territory is not used for terrorist actions against other countries; dialogue and talking to each other is always very important; this terrorist activity has to be combatted by co-operation between the authorities of Turkey and Iraq, the Iraqi Central Government and the Kurdish Regional Government; it is also important that Turkey does not take any disproportionate actions if there is any incident 00:01:02
10:32:19 Cutaway of the Bosphorus 00:00:04
10:32:23 Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that the previous day she also did another thing which is very important for the region: she was in the first ever energy conference on the Middle East where there is a concrete possibility for the Arabs to have an Arab gas pipeline that could be connected to a European gas pipeline via Turkey; so it could be an issue that will be very important for Turkey 00:00:24
10:32:47 Streets of Istanbul (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:33:05 Bosphorus passenger ferry leaving the port 00:00:08
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