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Ambassador of Turkey to ASEAN, Mr Aydin Evirgen (left) presents his Letter of Credentials to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan (right), while the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Prof. Dr Ahmet Davutoglu, looks on.

The Secretary-General of ASEAN today received the Letter of Credentials of the Ambassador of Turkey to ASEAN, Mr Aydin Evirgen.

Ambassador Evirgen, who is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Indonesia since 2005, was previously the Deputy Director General of South Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey.

The presentation of credentials, which took place at the sidelines of the 17th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), currently taking place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, was witnessed by the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Prof. Dr Ahmet Davutoglu and the Ambassador of Turkey to Viet Nam, Mr Ates Oktem.

The 17th ARF is being held in conjunction with the 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings, which concludes today.