Turkey’s new ambassador to UK hails bilateral ties
LONDON - Anadolu Agency
Turkey and the United Kingdom cooperate in various corners of the world for peace and security and act in full cooperation in organizations they are the members of, Turkey’s newly appointed ambassador to London Ümit Yalçın said on Oct. 9.
Yalçın, who commenced his new post on Oct. 1, expressed his pride and pleasure for taking the ambassadorial post in the U.K.
Stressing that the Turkey-U.K. relations have a history of 500 years, Yalçın said one of the earliest ambassadors of the Ottoman State was sent to London.
Yalçın stressed that the two countries have been in strategic partnership since 2007 and bilateral relations have accelerated in this respect.
He noted the bilateral trade volume between Turkey and the U.K. has reached $16.2 billion and that the U.K. has become the second largest export market for Turkey.
Yalçın added that British companies hold the fourth place in investments in Turkey with investments around more than $10 billion.
He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official visit to the U.K. this year and Turkish and British premiers’ bilateral visits were the proof of high-level relations between the two countries.
Yalçın was appointed as the new Turkish ambassador to the U.K. in September, succeeding Abdurrahman Bilgiç.