Argentina, Turkey look for better relations

“This visit will bring new business [opportunities] to both countries,” says Argentinian official

Argentina, Turkey look for better relations

World Bulletin / News Desk

The current relations between Turkey and Argentina are expected to further improve in the coming days, the head of the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Association said.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency in Istanbul, Ariel Cohen Sabban, President of the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Association (DAIA) said: “We think that the relations between Turkey and Argentina will grow from day to day.”

Sabban arrived in Istanbul on Friday with an 18-person Argentinian media delegation invited by Turkey’s Foreign Ministry together with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) for a three-day visit. 

“We are sure that this visit to Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey will bring new business [opportunities] to both countries,” he said. “It will also bring better relations between Argentina and Turkey.”

He stated that Turkey and Argentina were "on the same page" in terms of improving their ties: “Both countries want to improve and want to restart a different vision in the world.”

In January 2017, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had paid a visit to Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires. It was the first foreign minister-level visit after 18 years.

“You may not always agree [with each other] but you must respect each other and you must be proud of your identity,” Sabban continued.

“We need to understand the past, we need to live the present and we need to project the future. So, the new generation could live on a better planet.”

The ties between Turkey and Argentina dates back to 1910 when the first consular protocol was signed between the two countries. 2010 marked the centenary of bilateral relations, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry's website.

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2018, 10:37
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