Foreign ministers congratulated Hakan Fidan on his nomination as Turkey’s foreign minister following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration.
Fidan was congratulated by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, who wished him “great success in this honourable position.” Bayramov expressed hope that the connections of brotherhood and solidarity between Azerbaijan and Turkey will be reinforced further.
Tahsin Ertugruloglu of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) wished Fidan well. He turned to Twitter to express his conviction that the two leaders will continue to work tirelessly to further their respective national goals.
Margus Tsahkna of Estonia joined in the celebrations, emphasising his country’s ties with Turkey. Tsahkna stated that Turkey is “our ally, and we are looking forward to working with you.”
“See you soon to continue French-Turkish cooperation, peace and regional stability, global issues, and NATO dialogue,” said Catherine Colonna in France. Her statement emphasised the significance of the two countries’ continuous engagement.
The head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak, thanked Fidan for his dedication to achieving long-term peace in the region. Yermak emphasised their personal connection as well as Ukraine’s strong ties with Turkey.
Furthermore, “looking forward to working together and further developing the strategic partnership between our two friendly nations,” Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba stated.
Similarly, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom welcomed Fidan and expressed hope for “good cooperation” between both nations.
Fidan has been the head of Turkish intelligence since 2010.