Migration and Home Affairs

EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement signed and Visa Liberalization Dialogue launched

Monday, 16 December, 2013

This morning, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, in visit in Ankara at the invitation of the Turkish authorities, signed, with the Turkish Minister of Interior Muammer Güler, the EU-Turkey readmission agreement, and initiated, jointly with the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu, the EU-Turkey Visa liberalization dialogue.

The two events took place in a combined and parallel manner within the framework of a single ceremony, to which participated also the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish Minister for European Affairs, Egemen Bağiš, and the Ambassadors of all the EU Member States represented in Turkey.

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