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Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong Attends the National Day Reception of Turkey

2019/10/28

On October 28, 2019, Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong attended and addressed the national day reception held by the Turkish Embassy in China upon invitation.

In his speech, Chen Xiaodong congratulated Turkey on its national day. He expressed, China and Turkey are both major developing countries and emerging market countries with important influence. President Xi Jinping has met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan twice this year, making strategic plans and a top-level design for the development of China-Turkey relations for the next stage. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the Turkish side to implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, constantly enrich the connotation of strategic cooperative relations, and enhance integration between the Belt and Road Initiative and the "Middle Corridor" initiative, in a bid to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.

Chen Xiaodong also exchanged views on such topics as China-Turkey relations with visiting Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar of Turkey and Turkish Ambassador to China Abdülkadir Emin Önen.

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