The foreign ministers of seven prominent regional countries, including Turkish top diplomat Hakan Fidan, will visit the United States and Canada to urge them for an immediate ceasefire and uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza amid the intensified Israeli offensive against Hamas that has already killed more than 16,000 civilians in the enclave.
Türkiye's top diplomat Hakan Fidan is scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as part of a high-profile visit by a delegation jointly designed by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League.
The delegation dubbed "contact group" comprises foreign ministers from Türkiye, Egypt, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan, Indonesia and Nigeria.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said yesterday his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, had promised that Ankara would approve Stockholm's membership of NATO "within weeks."
Türkiye and Hungary are the only NATO members yet to ratify Sweden's bid, more than 18 months after it applied for membership.