Bilateral ties strengthened with Turkey

14 June 2016
Bilateral ties strengthened with Turkey
Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) looks on as Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint press conference following their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 13 June 2016. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar’s Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held talks in Naypyitaw yesterday focusing on cooperation between the two countries after 58 years of diplomatic relations, state media reported on 14 June.
The talks focused on developing a strong partnership in education, health, culture and tourism sectors, seeking ways to boost bilateral trade and open flight paths between the two countries as well as opening political dialogue between the two countries.
Mr. Çavuşoğluwas reported to have pledged to continue aid to Myanmar stating that Turkey wants to cooperate with international organisations, including assisting Myanmar in bringing about peace to Rakhine state and to strengthen the ongoing peace process to help develop the country.