CHINA Chinese, Turkish FMs discuss current situation over phone

CHINA

Chinese, Turkish FMs discuss current situation over phone

Xinhua

22:50, August 18, 2018

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held an in-depth discussion on the current situation over phone on Saturday.

Wang made clear China's principle and stance in developing the strategic cooperative partnership with Turkey, and expressed China's support for Turkish efforts to maintain national security and stability and carry on economic and social development.

He voiced his belief that under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish people will be united and overcome these temporary difficulties.

China stands ready to work with Turkey to safeguard the justified rights and interests of developing countries, especially emerging economies.

Cavusoglu, for his part, briefed Wang on the current situation in Turkey and Ankara's stance.

He stressed that Turkey will overcome the challenges that it is facing, saying his country is willing to strengthen strategic communication with China.

Turkey hopes to further deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation with China and will actively participate in the construction of the Belt and Road, he added. 

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