Turkish president receives Kazakh foreign minister

Turkish president receives Kazakh foreign minister

Turkish Oresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Kazakh foreign minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Ankara on Wednesday.

The meeting between Erdogan and Tleuberdi was held behind closed doors at the presidential complex.

Earlier in the day, Tleuberdi, who is also a deputy prime minister, met with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.

Oktay celebrated the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence and said the two countries should further enhance bilateral trade relations.

Highlighting the high investment potential, Oktay said the countries can cooperate in the areas of defense, medicine, information technologies and energy.

The Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) is an umbrella institution, Oktay said, reminding that its informal meeting is planned to be held on March 31.

For his part, Tleuberdi expressed pleasure over Erdogan’s expected attendance at the upcoming meeting of the council.

Noting that Kazakhstan has rich underground resources and Turkey has the technological infrastructure, he said boosting cooperation in these areas would benefit both countries.

He said the Joint Economic Commission is a good opportunity in this regard.

Prior to his meeting with Erdogan and Oktay, Tleuberdi also met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Anadolu Agency reported.

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