Türkiye-China ‘same view’ on Palestine-Ukraine issue

Last Updated on July 6, 2024 9:10 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that Beijing and Ankara share the “same or similar views” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Ukraine crisis.

He said this in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday.

Xi and Erdogan held the meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders’ summit in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

At this time, Xi said that China and Turkey should “closely maintain communication” on these issues.

When the two leaders discussed Palestine and Ukraine, more than 38,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s 9-month-long offensive in Gaza. Most of them are women and children. In addition, millions of Palestinians have been displaced.

Russia’s war against Ukraine, on the other hand, has been going on for more than two years, in which hundreds of people have died.

The two leaders last met in the historic city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan in September 2022.

A message from Beijing said Xi Jinping expressed China’s readiness to “strengthen coordination and cooperation” with Turkey within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations and the G20.

The Chinese president said relations with Turkey have “maintained a stable development momentum and both (countries) are major developing countries and members of the Global South”.

He also mentioned that the governments of the two countries have “a consensus for the development and revival of their respective countries and to maintain the norms of international relations”.

Xi said the two sides should support each other in safeguarding core interests, continuously consolidate political mutual trust, promote high-level mutually beneficial cooperation, and promote greater development of Sino-Turkish strategic cooperative relations.

Pressing the two sides to expand trade, Xi said, “China certainly supports Turkey in adopting a development path that suits its national situation.”

He also called on Chinese companies to increase Chinese investment in Turkey and encouraged more Chinese citizens to visit the country.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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