President Erdoğan to visit the United Kingdom for NATO Leaders’ Meeting

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay a visit to the United Kingdom to attend the NATO Leaders Meeting, which will be held in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the NATO Alliance.

President Erdoğan will be accompanied during the meeting to be held on December 3-5 by a delegation involving Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak and Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar.

It is planned that the NATO Leaders Meeting will re-emphasize the importance of unity and solidarity in maintaining the Euro-Atlantic cohesion in the face of threats and challenges against NATO territory, including terrorism.

The progress as regards the works aimed at ensuring the Alliance’s adaptation to the current security environment will also be on the meeting’s agenda, with the participating leaders expected to issue directives for the organization to prepare for 2020s.

The meeting is expected to be closed with the adoption of the “London Communique.”

President Erdoğan will also hold talks with some of the participating heads of state and government on the sidelines of the meeting.

As part of the visit, President Erdoğan will also have a quadrilateral meeting with the leaders of the UK, France and Germany.

The quadrilateral meeting will mainly focus on regional issues, particularly Syria and Libya.

On the last day of the visit, President Erdoğan will attend the inauguration of Cambridge Mosque.