|Chinese premier meets Turkish president on bilateral ties|
ISTANBUL, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul here Friday on bilateral relations.
Wen said China and Turkey have witnessed frequent high-level bilateral exchanges, steady growth of economic, trade and investment cooperation, and good cooperation in regional and international affairs since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The establishment of a strategic relationship of cooperation, which the two sides agreed upon Friday, is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and the peoples and is beneficial to world peace and development, he said.
Wen said China is willing to work together with Turkey on the implementation of the important consensus and agreeements that the two sides have reached to turn a new chapter in bilateral relations.
Gul said Wen's successful visit to Turkey is sure to bring bilateral relations to a new level.
He reiterated Turkey's adherence to the one-China policy.
The Turkish president said that he saw great potential in the bilateral economic and trade cooperation and that Chinese enterprises are welcome to be involved in Turkish economic development.
Gul said mutual understanding between the two peoples is very important and he hoped that the two countries will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties next year with further expansion of bilateral cultural exchanges and tourism cooperation.
Wen arrived in Turkey Thursday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.