Antalya Diplomacy Forum Navigates Global Challenges in High-Level Talks”

The session slated for 2024 is set to take place from March 1 to 3, with media involvement currently under consideration

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) annually converges policymakers, diplomats, and academics in Turkiye since 2021 for a dynamic exchange of ideas on diplomacy, policy, and business. Founded by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the ADF is a three-day meeting that assembles around 3,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, foreign ministers, and high-ranking representatives from international organizations, business, science, civil society, and the media.

Originally slated for March 2020, the inaugural meeting was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 10, 2022, the ADF hosted a historic high-level talks session, bringing together Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu within the framework of Russia–Ukraine peace negotiations.

Themed “Recoding Diplomacy,” the forum attracts senior politicians, diplomats, and military and security experts from up to 75 countries. The discussions focus on current issues in diplomacy and energy policies, with an emphasis on addressing global challenges and analyzing future scenarios under the concept of networked security.

The ADF stands out as a privately organized conference, distinct from official government events. While lacking authorization for binding intergovernmental decisions, the absence of a common final communiqué deviates from conventional practices. The forum serves as a platform for discreet background discussions among participants. ADF has established partnerships with prominent organizations such as the Atlantic Council, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, Munich Security Conference, and RSIS, enhancing its influence and impact on the international stage.

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