Turkish, South Korean Parliaments sign protocol

South Korea extended support to Turkey's non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council, Toptan said.

Turkish, South Korean Parliaments sign protocol

Turkish Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan said Monday that despite very close relations between Turkey and South Korea, interparliamentary relations between the two countries needed to be built up.

South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Hyong-o met with Koksal Toptan in Ankara on Monday.

At the beginning of the meetings between delegations, Turkish Parliament and South Korean National Assembly signed an interparliamentary cooperation protocol.

We consider South Korea as a very friendly country of Turkey, Toptan said.

Close relations exist between not only our respective parliaments and governments but also the peoples, Toptan said.

The Korean War added momentum to relations between Turkey and South Korea, Toptan said.

Reminding that around 1,000 Turkish troops lost lives during the Korean War, Toptan said that Turkey watched happily South Korea's efforts for development.

South Korea displays deep love and closeness for the Turkish people, Toptan said.

South Korea is one of the countries that sent most of the aid to Turkey after the Marmara earthquake in 1999, Toptan said.

South Korea extended support to Turkey's non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council, Toptan said.

The trade volume between Turkey and South Korea exceeded four billion USD and 141 Korean companies made investments in Turkey, Toptan said.

Kim Hyong-o thanked Toptan and other Turkish deputies for a warm welcome.

"Korea is on its feet strongly today thanks to the sacrifices of Turkish troops during
the Korean War," Hyong-o said.

We would like to develop economic relations with Turkey, Hyong-o said.

The protocol we have signed on Monday will boost bilateral relations, Hyong-o also said.


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