Speech by Ambassador Ersavcı at KUL University: "Turkey: A Key Country in Europe and Beyond"

N. Murat Ersavcı 19.10.2010
Turkey: a key country In europe and beyond
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to be here today at the Catholic University of Leuven. It is also a privilege to be able to deliver my remarks firstly at an institution with such a very distinguished place in the global academic community. In my country as elsewhere the KUL is noted for the excellence of its academic work and its commitment to education. As the first speaker in a series of conferences to be organized by your University, I hope the subject matter will attract your interest and inspire questions.

I appreciate this occasion for several reasons: Firstly, as a diplomat with almost 40 years of service, including four postings as an Ambassador, it provides me an opportunity to share some of my experiences. Moreover, it is always a pleasure to be among a young generation whom will continue our striving for universal peace harmony and prosperity.

I would also like to warmly thank your Rector Prof. Dr. Mark Waer and his able colleagues for preparing this event.