|China, Turkey sign pacts on economic, cultural cooperation|
ANKARA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- China and Turkey signed eight pacts to improve economic and cultural cooperation during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit here Friday.
The agreements, signed by officials from the two countries, covered such areas as trade, transport, infrastructure, communications and cultural exchanges.
Wen and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan witnessed the signing ceremony.
The two leaders met earlier Friday and discussed bilateral relations and ways to further enhance cooperation between the two countries.
Annual trade volume between China and Turkey exceeded 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2009. The two countries have deepened mutual political trust, increased trade volume and expanded cultural exchanges in recent years.
Wen arrived here Thursday night after visiting Greece, Belgium and Italy.