Turkish FM to head to Beijing for ‘working visit,’ ministry says
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will pay a working visit to Beijing on June 14-15 upon the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
“During the meetings, bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues will be discussed,” the ministry said in a statement on June 11.
The foreign minister “will also meet business circles and members of the press in Beijing,” the statement added.
Better bilateral ties
Turkey and China have potential to further improve their relations in the near future, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said in April during a visit to Shanghai.
“Turkey and China may be far away from each other but we have the potential to improve our relations in the near future,” Kurtulmuş said.
China will soon become one of Ankara’s “most important” tourism partners, he noted, adding that some 250,000 tourists came to Turkey last year.
“I believe our relations will increase with the help of ‘One Belt One Road’ project,” he also said.