04 October, 2005
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul arrived in Luxembourg in the early hours of Tuesday to take part in the opening ceremony marking the formal launch of Turkey's EU accession negotiations.
EU foreign ministers had late Monday evening reached an agreement which cleared the way for talks with Turkey to go ahead, after marathon talks overcame Austrian and Turkish objections.
Gul was met by British Foreign Secretary and President of the Council of Ministers Jack Straw at the entrance of the building where the EU ministers held their talks Sunday and Monday.
Source: Athens News Agency