Antalya Diplomacy Forum to host representatives from 147 countries

Antalya Diplomacy Forum to host representatives from 147 countries
# 29 February 2024 20:57 (UTC +04:00)

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) will host representatives from 147 countries around the world, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

According to diplomatic sources, the third edition of the forum, starting Thursday, will be attended by nearly 4,500 participants, including 19 heads of state, 73 ministers, and 57 international representatives.

The forum, themed Elevating Diplomacy Amidst Crises, will cover various topics such as global issues, climate change, migration, Islamophobia, trade wars, and artificial intelligence.

The 2021 forum had about 2,000 attendees, but this year, nearly 4,500 are expected. In 2022, 30 panels were organized, while this year, from March 1-3, 52 panels will be held.

The forum will include a wide range of participants, from diplomats and politicians to students, academics, civil society organizations, and the business community.

Multiple exhibitions will also be featured.

The Century of Türkiye exhibition, which showcases Türkiye's vision in the fields of art, energy, defense, and industry, will be opened at the forum.

The forum will also include Bulletproof Dreams: Gaza Children Painters Exhibition, organized by Türkiye's Presidency of Communications to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Gaza through the perspective of children.

Translation in French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian will be available during the opening session.


Following the opening, a leaders' panel titled Elevating Diplomacy Amidst Crises, which shares the name of this year's theme, will be held.

The panel, featuring the presidents of Bulgaria, Kosovo, Somalia, and Djibouti, will discuss advancing and highlighting diplomacy.

The second panel will discuss promoting multilateralism during crises, featuring the presidents of Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, and Congo.

The forum will include regional sessions on Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific, areas of geographical and recent foreign policy significance for Türkiye.

The panel on Balkan issues will include the foreign ministers of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia, along with the UK's Special Representative for the Balkans. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the region.

The forum will also discuss the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization and security issues, with two panels on Eurasia and the Turkic World.

The Turkic Council's institutionalization and advancement in the 21st century, as well as enhancing cooperation within the Council, will be discussed at the ministerial level.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, the chairman of the Turkish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will also participate.

The Eurasia panel will discuss regional issues as well as economic cooperation opportunities.

It will include presidents of regional organizations and some country representatives discussing the topic of "connectivity."