President Erdogan, who is preparing to hold several meetings in a row with world leaders, unprecedented to date for six days will make a real world tour. Today Erdogan goes to China.
After China, Erdogan will fly in the opposite direction to America, and the flight will last 13.5 hours.
So, the world tour of the President will start traveling to the East, and will end with the arrival to Turkey from the West six days later.
Today, the President will have a ten-hour flight to Beijing. In the first place, Erdogan will participate in the forum’s “Belt and road”, which will be held on 13-15 may in the Chinese capital. Along with the UN Secretary General, the heads of the world Bank and the International monetary Fund, the forum will be attended by heads of States and governments of 28 countries and more than 250 Ministers.
The event aimed at enhancing economic cooperation between the Far East and Europe to the forefront come issues of energy and transport communications.
On the forum on the theme of “the belt and the path: cooperation for common prosperity” will address issues related to infrastructure, transport, economic cooperation and trade, attracting investments in industrial production, energy and resources, financial support, communication between peoples, protection of environment, cooperation in the field of Maritime navigation.
Erdogan will meet with Putin
On the sidelines of the forum, Erdogan will also hold a trilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader XI Jinping.
Less than 15 days, Erdogan will meet again face to face with Vladimir Putin.
The main agenda of the summit will be the latest developments in Syria and the fight against terrorism.
Erdogan intends to appeal to world leaders and gave a speech on may 14 at the meeting of the “high-level Dialogue” in the framework of the “Belt and road: in the name of international cooperation”, and on may 15 at the round table leaders. In addition, Erdogan will hold bilateral talks with heads of state and government who will participate in the forum. In these negotiations also the main topic will be Syria and the development of bilateral relations.
After China — USA
The second stage of the world tour Erdogan will begin may 15, with flights from Beijing to Washington. Travel time will be 13.5 hours. If Erdogan will be able to leave Beijing on the evening of 15 may at about 18.00, he will land in Washington again in the evening may 15, at about 20.30. And because of the time difference, the journey will last 2.5 hours.
Recall that the time in Beijing is five hours ahead of the Turkish, and the Washington is behind Ankara for seven hours.
First in-person meeting with trump
May 16, Erdogan will meet with U.S. President Donald trump at the White house. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders.
The main agenda of the talks with eye to eye and with the participation of delegations will be Syria, the Party “Democratic Union” (PYD), a terrorist organization FETÖ of Fethullah Gulen (Fethullah Gülen), the extradition of gülen, Iraq and the fight against terrorism.
In addition, during his visit to the US, Erdogan will also meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations, research centres and business.