|Qin Gang Has a Phone Call with Türkiye Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu|
On February 2, 2023, Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a phone call with Türkiye Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Qin Gang said that a sound China-Türkiye relationship not only serves the people of the two countries, but is conducive to promoting the solidarity and cooperation of developing countries. China is ready to work with Türkiye to implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, give full play to the role of bilateral cooperation mechanisms to advance practical cooperation between the two countries, and advance the continuous development of China-Türkiye relations. China appreciates Türkiye’s consistent and firm adherence to the one-China policy and supports Türkiye in pursuing a development path that suits its own national conditions and safeguarding national sovereignty and security, and opposes external forces’ interference in Türkiye’s internal affairs. Qin Gang expressed the hope that Türkiye will take China’s concerns on Xinjiang-related issues seriously to ensure the sound and stable development of bilateral relations. The two sides should enhance communication on regional affairs, strengthen coordination on multilateral occasions such as the United Nations, and safeguard the common interests of vast developing countries.
Çavuşoğlu said that Türkiye attaches great importance to Türkiye-China relations and is ready to strengthen bilateral dialogue and consultation with China, deepen cooperation in economy, trade and other fields, enhance coordination and cooperation in international affairs, and promote the further development of bilateral relations. Türkiye will, as always, adhere to the one-China principle and will never use China’s internal affairs to smear China.
The two sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest and concern.