Turkish FM: Turkey and Myanmar close despite distance

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that he was happy to see increasing cooperation between Turkey and Myanmar during his second visit.

Turkish FM: Turkey and Myanmar close despite distance

World Bulletin / News Desk

"Turkey and Myanmar are very close to each other despite the geographical distance," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during his Myanmar visit on Thursday. 

Accompanied by a delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Davutoglu met Myanmar's Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Myint Hla in capital Naypidav.

Both ministers attended the ceremony in which four tractors and other equipment donated by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) were delivered to Myanmar.

Speaking at the ceremony, Davutoglu said he is happy to see increasing cooperation between Turkey and Myanmar during his second visit to the country.

As the seventh biggest country in agricultural production, Turkey is ready to share its experience with Myanmar, he added while inviting Myint Hla to Turkey to observe recent developments in agriculture.

On his part, Myint Hla praised Turkey's help by saying, "the Turkish government helped us a lot, especially in Arakan where we had diffucult times. We are grateful to Turkey."

Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2013, 15:08
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