Dhaka, Ankara agree to further enhance bilateral cooperation


DHAKA, Oct 03, 2017 (BSS) – Dhaka and Ankara today agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of trade, investment, disaster management, education, counter terrorism and air connectivity.

The agreement came up at the 2nd Bangladesh-Turkey Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) held yesterday in the State Guest House Meghna in the capital, a foreign ministry statement said here today.

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and Under Secretary of Turkish Foreign Ministry Ambassador smit YalO?n led their respective delegations at the meeting.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey, representatives from the ministry of commerce, education, economic relations division and home affairs were present at the meeting.

In the consultations, both the sides assessed the developments in bilateral ties and exchanged views on cooperation in tourism, development sector and the Turkish cooperation for the distressed Rohingya people.

Both the sides reviewed the existing cooperation agreements and agreed to finalise the pending instruments expeditiously.

The consultation also had a productive exchange on global and regional issues as both sides appreciated the close engagement between the two countries on regional and global issues of mutual concern.

They also expressed commitment to cooperate mutually in the upcoming 9th Summit of D-8 scheduled to be held on 19-20 October 2017 in Istanbul and in the 45th session of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of OIC in Dhaka in 2018.

The next Foreign Office Consultations will take place in Ankara next year, the statement said.