UN General Assembly head to visit Ankara

By Servet Gunerigok

WASHINGTON (AA) – UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak will visit Turkey’s capital Aug. 13, according to his spokesman Thursday.

Breden Varma said Lajcak attend the 10th annual Ambassadors' Conference in Ankara which will be held Aug. 12-17.

"The president will address the state of multilateralism, as well as his priorities including UN reform processes," said Varma.

Lajcak will also attend a lunch hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and hold bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The annual conference reviews events relevant to Turkey's foreign policy, current challenges and opportunities and evaluates the country's priorities.

This year’s conference will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Foreign Policy in Presidential System of Government.”

*Betul Yuruk contributed to the story from New York