Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakcı: “Our goal is to find common solutions to our common problems”



– Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakcı: “Our goal is to find common solutions to our common problems”

“So far, nearly a million of our fellow citizens have benefited from ‘Erasmus+’ and the ‘European Solidarity Programme’ at different levels”

ANKARA – Deputy Foreign Minister and President of the European Union, Faruk Kaymakcı, said: “Our objective here is not necessarily to take advantage of the financial opportunities offered by the EU, but to find a common solution to our common problems in Europe. seen this partnership to extinguish fires, overcome and prevent floods.”

During the third period, within the framework of strengthening Turkey’s integrated strategic approach and European Union financial cooperation (IPA), in order to increase the effectiveness of IPA funds, the workshop on opportunities for projects of EU programs held in the field of Solidarity, volunteering and fight against disasters”. Eleftheria Pertzinidou, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey, attended the workshop held in a hotel in Ankara, while Faruk Kaymakçı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Union European Union, attended by videoconference.

“Relaunch the accession negotiations, which are important to us, as soon as possible”

Recalling that Turkey is a candidate country to the European Union, Kaymakcı said: “To be a candidate country, we also have important relations with the European Union. Our goal is full membership. Within this framework , we wish to restart the accession negotiations as soon as possible and to strengthen the relations between Turkey and the EU. This will result in full efficiency. The accession process seems to take some time. I hope that we will try to shorten this process by working together.But there are many important and valuable tools we have that we can use in this membership process. against disasters.

“We need to think about a long-term API”

Expressing that Turkey benefits from IPA funds as pre-opening financial assistance, Kaymakcı said: “If our other institutions or NGOs have very long-term projects, if they have very long-term projects on the reduction and prevention of risks within the framework of the Fight’, they can transmit these projects to us through our various ministries. “For this, our Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests can be our ministry, so we have to think about long-term IAPs. “

“So far, nearly a million of our fellow citizens have benefited from ‘Erasmus+’ and the ‘European Solidarity Programme’ at different levels”

Stating that it is the national agency affiliated with the Directorate of European Union Affairs, Kaymakcı said: “There are studies that we can do under the name of ‘Heart, Solidarity’ or in the field of ‘Civil Partnerships’ in two important projects carried out by our national agency. The ‘Erasmus+’ programme, in particular the ‘European Solidarity Programme’ has come to us. It is therefore possible to carry out joint studies on the prevention disasters and disaster awareness using these two So far, nearly one million of our fellow citizens have benefited from “Erasmus+” and the “European Solidarity Programme” at different levels. volunteers, apprentices, journeymen, technicians, teachers, local authorities, civil servants and NGOs.” he said.

“Our goal is to find common solutions to our common problems”

Kaymakcı, who wishes for greater participation in the programs in which Turkey is currently actively participating, said: “Therefore, we invite all Turkish institutions, NGOs and universities to seriously participate in this program during the period 2021-2027 and to develop joint projects with their counterparts in other European countries. “Our goal here is not necessarily to take advantage of the financial opportunities offered by the EU, but to find common solutions to our common problems in Europe. I have seen this partnership to put out fires, overcome and prevent floods. Again, volunteering is very important to overcome our common problems in the solidarity program.”








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