Turkey joins Asian cooperation dialogue
The ACD is an organization that has brought together governments from 33 Asian countries since its establishment in 2002. AA photoTurkey has been welcomed as the 33rd member of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), as its membership application procedures were finalized on Sept. 26.
Turkey’s membership of the ACD is a reflection of the multi-directional foreign policy of Turkey.
“The membership is also significant regarding relations between Turkey and Asian-Pacific countries,” the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement issued late Sept. 26.
The ACD is an organization that has brought together governments from 33 Asian countries since its establishment in 2002. The objective of the organization is to strengthen dialogue within the Asian continent and to extend cooperation within member states on industrial development. Turkeys’ joining of the ACD is part of the government’s plans to boost ties with growing Asian economies.
In the ACD’s Foreign Ministers’ annual meeting, Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz also gave a speech.
The foreign ministers of ACD countries met as part of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.