Turkey ready to promote cooperation with China under Belt and Road

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-30 16:05:26|Editor: Mengjie
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ISTANBUL, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Turkey voiced its readiness to promote relations with China and deepen bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative as a Chinese delegation introduced the achievements of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) during a four-day visit that ended on Saturday.

During his stay in Turkey, Hu Changsheng, head of the delegation and an alternate member of the CPC Central Committee, held briefing sessions on the spirit and significance of the CPC congress with Turkish political parties, politicians and representatives from all sectors of society.

Hu gave a complete introduction to Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and highlighted the spirit of the key-note speech delivered by Xi at the opening ceremony of a dialogue between the CPC and other political parties from across the world on Dec. 1.

Hu also met separately with Turkey's Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmet Aydin, Deputy Chairwoman Ravza Kavakci Kan and Deputy Chairman Mehmet Mehdi Eker of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), leader of the Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and Dogu Perincek, chairman of the Patriotic Party.

The Turkish side spoke highly of the significance of the CPC's 19th congress and lauded Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as well as Xi's vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, saying Ankara was ready to further extend exchanges and interactions with the CPC, and deepen ties between the two countries and cooperation under the Belt and Road.

The Chinese delegation visited Turkey at the invitation of the AKP.

KEY WORDS: Belt and Road