Turkey says to expand 'zero problem policy' to Eurasia

Davutoglu said Turkey is determined to expand its "zero problem-maximum cooperation policy" towards to Eurasia.

Turkey says to expand 'zero problem policy' to Eurasia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey is determined to expand its “zero problem-maximum cooperation policy” towards to Eurasia.

Davutoglu said on Thursday that they consider fate of Eurasia as fate of the humanity, adding, "if we succeed in using Eurasia's potential in trade, communication and energy correctly, this region will become one of the leading parts of the world."

Turkish FM spoke at the seventh diplomatic mission representatives' meeting of Turkish-Eurasian Business Councils hosted by Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) in Ankara.

Davutoglu said, “There is a requisite political will in order to turn Eurasia into a cultural basin by pulling it out from its inner tensions. No country can live in isolation, let’s provide more cooperation among us”.

Mentioning their desire to settle a dialogue in Eurasia at the highest level as well as building constant and permanent mechanisms, Davutoglu said, “We are decisive to further our zero problem-maximum cooperation policy, which we have been able to succeed with our neighbors, towards Eurasia. All Eurasian countries are our brothers. What we want is more political dialogue, more economic and cultural interaction. If we can translate this into the life, then Eurasia will become a new center of attraction. Turkey will show the necessary effort to realize this end. I am, as the foreign minister of Turkey, making this pledge”.

Davutoglu said, "Eurasia is a transit area of great importance among the People's Republic of China, India, southern Asia and Europe, and this region is a geography which shapes the world policy and economy. No one can understand history of the humanity by ignoring this geography."

Referring to his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Ciechi, Davutoglu said, "our talks focused on what could be done to improve China's relations with Europe. We also discussed likely joint projects by Turkey and China in Eurasia. One of those projects is a railway route beginning from Urumchi and passing through whole region."

"We aim at intensifying our activities under the roof of some Eurasian and Asian organizations in the coming months. We want to give the message 'more political dialogue, more political cooperation'. Any country cannot ensure security and prosperity by isolating itself from the rest of the world. Since we consider all Eurasian states as countries with a great potential of strategic cooperation, we target to further develop our dialogue with all of them," he said.

Davutoglu added that they wanted to remove visa proceedings among the regional countries.

Agencies

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