|H.E. Mr. Arınç, President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Met H.E. Mr. Song Aiguo, Chinese Ambassador to Turkey|
H.E. Mr. Bülent Arınç, President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, cordially met H.E. Mr. Song Aiguo, Chinese Ambassador to Turkey, in the Turkish Grand National Assembly on Feb.3.
Ambassador Song conveyed the kind regards from H.E. Mr. Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, to H.E. Mr. Arınç, who asked Mr. Song to convey his best wishes to Mr. Wu in return.
H.E. Mr. Arınç gave a warm assessment of the friendly relations between China and Turkey. He pointed out that the friendship between the Chinese and Turkish peoples dates back to ancient time on the ground that their ancestors had lived as neighbors, and the friendly cooperation between China and Turkey has developed persistently in recent time with constant high-level exchanges and rapid development of economic and trade relations. He said that Turkey may draw some experiences from the achievements China has made in every field, which are being followed with interest by Turkey. H.E. Mr. Arınç added that, exchanges on various levels between the Chinese National People's Congress and the Turkish Grand National Assembly, which make an important part of the friendly cooperation of two countries, have been made actively over the past years and have greatly strengthened the mutual understanding and friendship of the two countries. He expressed hopes that the Turkish side would step up exchanges in this regard to improve the all-around development of the friendly cooperation between China and Turkey.
Ambassador Song feels pleased with the persistent development of the friendly cooperation between the two parliaments and in other fields as well, thanked H.E. Mr. Arınç and the Turkish Grand National Assembly for the importance they give to the development of the friendly cooperation of the two countries, and expressed wishes that he would work wholeheartedly to strengthen the friendly cooperation between China and Turkey.