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China Vice President Xi's Turkey visit

02-22-2012 20:25 BJT Special Report:Vice President Xi Visits US, Ireland, Turkey |

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Turkey for day two of his official visit as President Abdullah Gul's guest. The day was packed with political meetings discussing economic and trade cooperation.

Xi met with Turkish leaders discussing ways to advance bilateral ties, particularly in economy and trade.


Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) gives a keynote speech in a Sino-Turkish
business forum in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

In regards to Syria, Xi said China supports all diplomatic mediation efforts towards restoring stability in West Asia and North Africa. He said China supports allowing these countries to deal with their domestic affairs independently, adding that the international community should respect the UN Charter and basic norms of the international law to help ease tensions.

Gul hoped the two countries would strengthen cooperation in energy, aviation, aerospace, high-speed rail systems and tourism. He said Turkey would adhere to the one-China policy and tolerate no activities that undermine China’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Turkish territory.

When meeting Parliament Speaker Cemil (Ja-meal) Cicek (che-check), Xi said mutual support on core interests were the cornerstone of bilateral strategic ties.

Xi attended a ceremony to lay a wreath and wrote an inscription at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first President of Turkey.

Turkey is the last leg of Vice President’s three-nation tour, which has already taken him to the US and Ireland.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) gives a keynote speech in a
Sino-Turkish business forum in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 22, 2012.
(Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)




Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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