Remarks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
April 15, 2010

SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m very pleased to welcome back once again to the State Department someone who is not only a colleague but has become a friend over the last year. And we have so many important issues to discuss with Turkey, and the foreign minister is always available and always willing to exchange views and to try to search for solutions to problems. And we have a very strong bilateral relationship that is getting even stronger. So again, welcome.

FOREIGN MINISTER DAVUTOGLU: Thank you, thank you. It’s my great pleasure to be at the State Department. Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you all very much.

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PRN: 2010/456