Turkey completes procedures to open embassy in Paraguay

Turkey completes procedures to open embassy in Paraguay

ANKARA
Turkey completes procedures to open embassy in Paraguay

Turkey has completed the necessary legal procedures to open its embassy in Asuncion in Paraguay, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sept. 23.

Ankara has designated Armağan İnci Ersoy as its first ambassador.

Paraguay is also expected to finalize necessary procedures soon,” the statement added.

“We are taking steps to increase our contacts and cooperation with Paraguay in the framework of our outreach policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean region,” the ministry said.

According to the statement, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with his Paraguayan counterpart Luis Alberto Castiglioni in this context in New York on the occasion of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The mutual political will for promoting relations was confirmed during the meeting.

“We are taking steps to increase our contacts and cooperation with Paraguay in the framework of our outreach policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean region,” the ministry said.

Turkey’s ambassador to Paraguay has been operating out of Buenos Aires. Turkey has a consulate in Asuncion and another in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

Ankara announced its decision to open an embassy in Asuncion on Sept. 7, a day after President Mario Abdo reversed the previous administration’s decision to move its diplomatic mission in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Paraguay, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Ministry