Turkish FM’s Latin America tour ‘to boost ties’
AA photoTurkey’s ambassador to Argentina on Jan. 30 hailed the political and economic importance of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s four-nation South American tour this week.
Meral Barlas said Argentina has the third-biggest economy in South America and stressed the importance of numerous areas where Turkey can have an economic relationship with Latin America.
“Geographically Latin America is quite far from Turkey, but it has a great potential. Turkey’s foreign policy outreach to the region is extremely important for economic and political reasons,” Barlas said.
Çavuşoğlu’s regional tour of Argentina, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Mexico started on Jan. 30 today and will end on Feb. 2.
It is important for Turkey to enhance relations with Argentina, as the country is a G20 member, Barlas said.
“The last visit came in 1998 at the foreign ministerial level. This new visit signifies the importance of developing future relations.”