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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 24-28 January 2011

"We will make every effort to put the Council of Europe back on the international scene" Ahmet Davutoğlu says

Ahmet DavutoğluAddressing the Parliamentary Assembly, Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, stressed that European ideals and values drawn from a common history are not purely European and that “they are to be shared by the whole mankind”. Underlining the importance he attaches to the co-operation between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly, Mr Davutoğlu also stressed his support to the reform process initiated by the Secretary General, recalling his country’s commitment as Chair of the Committee of Ministers "to put the Council of Europe back on the international scene as an innovative, more flexible and visible organisation."