Costa Rica opens embassy in Ankara

The Central American state was the first in the region to open an embassy in Turkey.

Costa Rica opens embassy in Ankara

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Republic of Costa Rica opened an embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara on Thursday.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Costa Rican counterpart Manuel Gonzalez Sanz attended the inauguration ceremony.

The two ministers held a press conference during the day, stressing the importance of improving relations between the two countries.

Cavusoglu said that cooperation between the two countries will mainly focus on economic opportunities and on establishing a free trade zone.

The foreign minister also mentioned that Turkey is expanding its presence in Central America, increasing the number of countries with its embassies to 12 in the region.

Costa Rica's Foreign Minister Sanz described the day as a "historic one," as Costa Rica became the first Central American country to open an embassy in Turkey. 

"Turkey is a fast-growing country that has extreme importance in its region," Sanz said.

Turkey's Foreign Minister will be in France on Friday, and is expected to hold a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant launched an offensive in mid-September on the Syrian border town Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, and is now said to be on the brink of capturing the key town.  


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