Erdoğan’s UK visit ‘to boost ties,’ says British envoy
İZMIR – Anadolu Agency
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s upcoming three-day visit to the United Kingdom will be a step forward to improve ties, said the British ambassador to Turkey on May 10.
“It is a great honor to have him and to be able to host him in our capital city. He has important meetings […] he is going to be seeing the prime minister of [the U.K.],” Chilcott said, adding that Queen Elizabeth II would also be among the audience.
“It is his first visit since becoming the president,” he noted.
Chilcott said the visit would boost cooperation between the two countries and would draw attention to the strong ties as the two countries work together in various fields including the fight against terrorism, illegal migration and stopping organized crime.
“And also a possible area, perhaps, is bilateral trade, which is growing very quickly. And of course, we have been talking about tourism,” he added.
“It is possible that there will be a further announcement but these projects, once they start, they take a long time to get going and it is not always clear when is the next point you are going to make the announcement,” he said.