Turkish Foreign Minister discusses ways to boost bilateral relations

13445790_1061515140551203_5777486753559247494_nTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had talks in Sri Lanka today and looked at ways at boosting bilateral relations.

He met President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera separately as well as other Government Ministers.

During talks with the President the President urged Turkey to increase investments in Sri Lanka and the visiting Turkish Minister briefed the President on the steps the Turkish Government could take for further strengthening of trade, investment and bilateral relations, the President’s office said.

The Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to Sri Lanka, Tunca Özuhadar, President of the Turkish Corporation and Coordination Agency Sedar Cam and Ambassador Ümit Yalçin, Deputy Undersecretary for Middle-East and Asia Pacific also took part in the discussions.

Çavuşoğlu is in Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera.

This is the first visit of a Foreign Minister of Turkey to Sri Lanka, and is therefore seen as the beginning of forging stronger relations between the two countries.

During his ongoing visit, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu is to explore new areas of cooperation beneficial to both countries. (Colombo Gazette)