Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on December 7, Erdogan's office said in a statement on Thursday. Erdogan will travel to the United States at the invitation of Obama, the statement said.

Turkey and the United States have been working together in a wide range of cooperation areas from Iraq to Afghanistan, from the Balkans to the Middle East, from the East Mediterranean to the Caucasus, from fight against terrorism to energy supply security and global financial crisis, the statement said.

At their meeting, the two leaders would discuss regional and global issues, as well as bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States who are two close allies and strategic partners, it added.