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Turkey has decided to further deepen its ties with Malaysia: Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states that bilateral relations have progressed from the level of strategic partnerships to comprehensive strategic partnerships.

Malaysia is Turkey’s largest trading partner in the ASEAN region, Erdogan said. (AA)

The President of Turkey said he is determined to further deepen bilateral relations with Malaysia.

After meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Prime Minister Legep Typ Erdogan said at a joint press conference in the capital Ankara, “Bilateral relations from the level of strategic partnership to a comprehensive strategic partnership. Developed into. “

At the meeting, Prime Minister Erdogan “comprehensively discussed relationships in various areas such as economy, investment, trade, defense industry, technology, health, education and telecommunications.

Malaysia is Turkey’s largest trading partner in the ASEAN region, and despite the pandemic, trade volume between the two countries increased by 50% in 2021 to above the $ 3.5 billion level, he added.

The two countries have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the face of today’s challenges such as food security, energy, the environment and climate change.

The Turkish president said global issues were also discussed at the conference.

“We also talked about issues such as the Rohingya crisis and Islamophobia, which is closely related to the Islamic world,” he added.

He added that the duo also expressed their determination to continue solidarity at international forums such as the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and D8.

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Seven inked transactions

A total of seven agreements have been signed between the two countries in the fields of defense industry, technology, health, health tourism and communication.

“We plan to carry out joint research on the launch of the domestic vaccine TURKOVAC in Malaysia, the transfer of vaccine technology and the joint development of vaccines,” said Erdogan.

Bin Yaakob said Malaysia and Turkey are in the final stages of expanding the scope of their free trade agreements.

Bin Yaakob arrived in Turkiye on Tuesday, spending a day in Istanbul, meeting Malaysian communities and Turkish businessmen, and touring Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, owned and managed by Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd.

Bin Yaakob visited Turkey for the first time as the CEO of a Southeast Asian country.

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Source: AA

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