Turkey-EU Association Council meeting due in March

By Faruk Zorlu

BRUSSELS (AA) – The Turkey-EU Association Council meeting is expected to be held in March, EU Council President Teodor Melescanu said Monday.

"We are working [on the meeting] now. I think at the beginning of March, we will have a possibility like that," Melescanu, who also the foreign minister of Romania, told Anadolu Agency.

He went on to say: "We are also intending to work for a kind of event which will permit President Erdogan and other officials from the EU to meet in Bucharest."

Speaking on negotiations between Turkey and EU, he noted: "We strongly support the idea of continuing negotiations with Turkey and one of our first proposal is to insist on organizing an Association Council between EU and Turkey."

"In order to boost and accelerate negotiations on different issues, including the possibility of finding solutions to some of the discourse be it on Custom Union or others," he added.

After a long time, the Turkey-EU summit was held in the Bulgarian city of Varna last March.