Wang Yi Meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan
- China and Turkey agreed to advance the implementation of the five-year cooperation plan between the two governments
On February 4, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Turkmenistan Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Meredov, who accompanied Turkmen President Berdymukhamedov to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics . The two sides focused on exchanging views on preparing for the meeting between the two heads of state.
Wang Yi said that China attaches great importance to and welcomes President Berdymukhamedov's special trip to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which reflects the sound bilateral relations between China and Turkey and the profound friendship between the two heads of state. It also reflects the support and contribution of the Turkish side to international sports events. President Xi Jinping met with President Berdymukhamedov on February 5. This is the first face-to-face meeting between the two heads of state in four years, which will play an important leading role in bilateral relations and chart the course for the future development of China-Turkey relations. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the Turkish side to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state and promote the cooperation in key areas such as energy between China and Turkey to achieve long-term, stable and sustainable development.
Meredov congratulated the Chinese people on the most important traditional festivals - the Spring Festival and the grand opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and expressed his pleasure to come to China to attend this world event. Turkmenistan is China's reliable strategic partner. In recent years, Turkey-China friendly relations have developed a strong momentum, thanks to the high level of mutual trust between the two heads of state and the strategic planning and important leadership of the bilateral relations. The Turkish side is looking forward to the meeting between the heads of state on February 5. Thanks China for its strong and effective support for Turkey's fight against the epidemic, and is willing to strengthen docking with China, further deepen cooperation in various fields such as energy and infrastructure, and elevate bilateral relations to a new level.
The two sides agreed to advance the implementation of the five-year cooperation plan between the two governments, strengthen the connection between the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the revival of the Silk Road, and deepen cooperation in the fields of natural gas, medical care, transportation, and culture.
The two sides exchanged views on cooperation between China and the five Central Asian countries. Wang Yi said that a few days ago, the video summit marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the five Central Asian countries was successfully held. China appreciates the proposals put forward by all parties in Central Asia, and is willing to work with the Central Asian countries, including Turkey, to implement the important consensus reached at the summit, and promote the cooperation between China and the five Central Asian countries to achieve more tangible results. Editor/He Yuting