Babacan to tour EU states
Foreign Minister and chief negotiator for European Union Talks Ali Babacan today starts a four-day EU tour including Marseilles, Rome, Prague and London. In Marseilles, France, he will attend a Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean foreign ministers meeting. In Rome tomorrow, Babacan will attend a Turkish-Italian Business Forum and hold bilateral meetings. He will then proceed to Prague for bilateral talks with Czech officials. In London on Thursday, Babacan will finally meet with his British counterpart David Miliband. Babacan's meetings are expected to focus on Turkey's EU accession bid as well as bilateral and global issues.