English.news.cn | 2015-07-29
The leaders agreed that the two sides should keep in mind the general
direction of the bilateral relationship, strengthen political trust and
link their development strategies.
China and Turkey, both important members of the G20, face mounting
common challenges and obligations against the backdrop of a complex and
volatile international situation, a gloomy global economy and grim
security situation in West Asia and North Africa, said the Chinese
"The two sides should enhance mutual trust and lay a more solid foundation for friendship," Xi said.
Xi said he appreciates President Erdogan's and the Turkish
government's stance opposing all forms of terrorism as well as all
attempts in Turkish territory to harm China's sovereignty and
"[China] is willing to boost law enforcement and security cooperation between the two countries," Xi said.
China looks forward to closer communication between legislatures and
government agencies of the two countries to ensure their strategic
cooperation progresses along the right track, said the Chinese
Xi said China stands ready to link the Belt and Road initiative with
Turkey's development strategy in pursuit of common prosperity. He also
proposed the two sides implement a mid- and long-term plan for trade and
economic cooperation between the two countries, which was signed after
their talks at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi also hoped for more coordination with Turkey on global economic
governance, climate change and other issues to safeguard the common
interests of the two nations and other developing countries.
Erdogan, who is making a two-day state visit to China from Wednesday
to Thursday, said the Turkish government always looks at ties with China
from a strategic perspective and is committed to the development of
Turkey-China strategic cooperation.
Turkey is willing to make joint efforts with China to boost
cooperation on trade, investment, technology, industry and
infrastructure, said the visiting president.
Erdogan stressed that the Turkish government sticks to the one-China
policy, supports China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and
opposes terrorist activities of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) aimed at China.
Turkey will boost cooperation with China and will not allow strategic
cooperation with China be affected by ill-minded forces, Erdogan said.
Turkey is also a victim of terrorism, he added.
The Turkish government will resolutely fight all forms of terrorism and hopes for international society's support, Erdogan said.
Erdogan said China is an important player in the international
community and that Turkey is willing to increase communication with
China on major international and regional affairs.
Prior to the talks, Xi held a red-carpet ceremony to welcome the Turkish president.
Earlier on Wednesday, Erdogan laid a wreath at the Monument to the People's Heroes in Beijing.