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

Type: Report   Reference: I-055481   Duration: 10:36:39  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. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, took part in the meeting.

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10:33:13 Title 00:00:04
10:33:18 Turkish flag 00:00:04
10:33:22 Fishermen on the Bosphorus 00:00:05
10:33:27 Street of Istanbul 00:00:04
10:33:31 Exterior view of Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel 00:00:04
10:33:35 Participants to the meeting gathered for the family photo (6 shots) 00:00:27
10:34:02 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:34:06 General view of the conference room 00:00:05
10:34:11 Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, and Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:06
10:34:17 Participants to the meeting 00:00:04
10:34:21 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU condemns every terrorist attack, wherever it takes place and indeed PKK is on the terrorist list that they have; they also always call on the Iraqi central government but also on the Kurdish regional government to prevent that the Iraqi territory is being used for terrorist attacks for Turkey or any other country; but they also find that there should be excellent co-operation between the governments of Turkey and Iraq to find solutions of this kind and to really do all the diplomatic possibilities and to use that moment there; they urge also Turkey not to go for any disproportionate action 00:00:52
10:35:13 Cutaway: security boat on the Bosphorus 00:00:08
10:35:21 General view of the press conference (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:35:30 Ali Babacan, Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs, (in TURKISH) saying that the purpose of this process is to allow international groups starting with the neighbouring countries to bring peace and welfare to the Iraqi people; also the process has the purpose of supporting effective national reconciliation and stabilization; the declaration is a positive step taken in this direction 00:00:31
10:36:01 Cutaway of the press 00:00:05
10:36:06 Hoshyar Zebari (in ENGLISH) saying that nobody should be under any illusion, that the Iraqi government is very serious to co-operate actively and to lend its active support to the Turkish Government in combating and containing and diminishing the PKK terrorism and the activities directed against the Turkish military soldiers and citizens 00:00:33
10:36:39 Ship on the Bosphorus 00:00:10
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