UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey starting on Friday to participate in G-20 summit in Antalya province.
The spokesman of Ban Ki-Moon, Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday that the UN chief will hold face-to-face talks with several world leaders other than Erdogan during the major event.
Besides, Ban is scheduled to attend working sessions at the summit, "including the ones on development and climate change, growth strategies and employment, as well as terrorism and the refugee crisis."
The Antalya Summit will be hosted and led by President Erdogan who holds the rotating presidency of the summit in 2015. The summit will start with an opening speech by Erdogan on Nov. 15.
In the meantime, Turkish media have reported that around 13,000 officials and 3,000 journalists worldwide will participate in the meetings which will be held at the Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Center located in the Belek town of the Antalya’s Serik district.
Turkey has implemented strict security measures for the summit and declared the town of Belek a high-security zone, where a 12,000-strong security force has been deployed in order to secure the area.
Bringing together the countries which hold 90 percent of the world's GDP, the G20 summit will mainly focus on economic growth.
However, the war in Syria and growing refugee numbers will also be discussed at the summit.
The Turkish Presidency's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday that "Nobody should expect that we will solve the Syrian issue at the G20 meeting. The G20’s main agenda is the global economy. But it is not possible to think in terms of economic development as distinct from political issues."
"This year, the deepening refugee crisis and the issue of global terrorism will be discussed by G20 countries' leaders at a working dinner on Nov.15," Kalin added.
Turkey, currently holding the presidency of the group, announced it would focus efforts during its term on ensuring inclusive and robust growth through joint action.