Turkish, Paraguay presidents agree to strenghten ties in historic visit

Turkish, Paraguay presidents agree to strenghten ties in historic visit

ASUNCION
Turkish, Paraguay presidents agree to strenghten ties in historic visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Paraguayan counterpart Mario Abdo Benitez agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations during a meeting in the capital Asuncion on Dec. 2.

In a joint press release, the leaders praised "strong diplomatic relations between the two countries" following the first-ever official visit by a Turkish president to Paraguay.

Paraguay and Turkey will open diplomatic missions in Ankara and Asuncion simultaneously, according to the statement.

Turkey's first ambassador to Paraguay will be Armagan İnci Ersoy, it added.

Erdoğan and Benitez also agreed to take steps for further development of bilateral relations in economy, education, culture, science and technology fields.

"The two presidents have stressed the importance of multilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism and transboundary crimes," it added.

They also emphasized boosting investment, underlining the importance of bilateral trade relations.

Paraguay, Turkey, Diplomacy