Friday, August 5, 2016

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Visiting Turkey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China - 2016/08/05  

Q: It is learned that Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming is visiting Turkey. Is there any special consideration behind Chinese senior official’s visit to Turkey soon after its failed coup? What message are we expecting from this visit?  A: Turkey is a friendly country to China and exerts significant influence to Middle East peace and stability as a pivotal country in the region. The world is watching closely how Turkey’s domestic situation has played out recently. During his stay in Turkey, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming will get a picture of the recent situation from the Turkish side and exchange views with them on China-Turkey relations and international and regional issues of common interest. We look forward to further deepening political mutual trust and bolstering the sound and steady development of China-Turkey relations through this visit.