NANJING, Jan 13, (Asia Free Press): Bilateral talks were held between Chinese State Councilor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Wuxi, an east province of China, where both sides agreed to deepen all-round cooperation to further advance bilateral ties, according to local media.
During their talks, Wang said that under the guidance of the two heads of state, China-Turkey relations have maintained their development momentum and anti-pandemic cooperation has become a new highlight of bilateral engagements, reported Xinhua.
Wang suggested that the two countries, as strategic partners, should be committed to enhancing mutual trust and support. The two sides should support each other in safeguarding their respective sovereignty, security and development interests.
Wang also expressed the hope that the two countries would not participate in activities against each other on international occasions and would enhance communication and mutual understanding through bilateral channels on differences in historical and national perception.
Wang called on the two sides to further focus on bilateral relations and wishes to expand cooperation in such areas as new energy, 5G, cloud computing and big data.
In his turn, Cavusoglu said Turkey appreciates the positive role of Turkey-China economic, trade and investment cooperation and interconnection in enhancing Turkey’s economic strength, and is willing to strengthen the docking of Turkey’s “Middle Corridor” plan with the Belt and Road Initiative.
Turkey stands ready to actively promote the cooperation on nuclear power between the two sides and fully tap the great potential of cooperation on new energy, Cavusoglu added.
The two sides agreed to strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Cavusoglu in addition said, Beijing will become the only city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and he believed that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be as successful as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
They also exchanged views on the current situation in Kazakhstan where massive riots have been staged against inflation which led to a state of emergency and the resignation of the government.