15 December 2018

Turkish parliament speaker hails strong ties with China

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Turkish-Chinese relations have been improving with each passing year, Turkey’s parliament speaker said on Wednesday. reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Binali Yildirim’s remarks came after his meeting with Hu Hiping, standing committee chair of the Xi'an People's Congress, in the city of Xi’an, the eastern departure point of the historic Silk Road.

Hailing Turkey and China’s important geographical situation, Yildirim said that two countries share a deep-rooted history despite distances between the two countries.

China is Turkey’s biggest trading partner in the Far East, he said, adding that they want to boost the current trade volume.

Yildirim also said the two countries want to continue cooperation in order to revive the historic Silk Road by laying tracks along the route as part of the Belt and Road project.

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) aims at creating trade routes and relations from China to deep in Europe similar to the ancient Silk Road.

Stating that tourism relations with China could also be stronger, Yildirim said: “Flights between Xi’an and Istanbul could start. Turkish Airlines is ready to launch flights here.”

During his visit to China, Yildirim also met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, the chairman of China’s Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

2018.12.05 / 22:57
See also

Record-breaking number of journalists Putin’s news conference

Erdogan, Trump agree coordination in Syria in phone call

Occupation of Azerbaijani lands never produce outcome

Meeting of Council of BSEC FMs held in Baku

FAO support to Azerbaijan export of agricultural products

President Ilham Aliyev received Iranian intelligence minister

Trump posts video of Clinton voicing support for fence against illegal...

Putin and Trump will meet

President Ilham Aliyev received Turkish foreign minister

39th meeting of BSEC Foreign Ministers Council gets underway

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla