Brazil, Turkey reaffirm close ties

09:48, July 26, 2010      

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim met here on Sunday to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

"The relationship between the two countries has been growing a lot, particularly in the past year after (Brazilian President) Lula's visit to Turkey," said Davutoglu at a press conference shortly after the bilateral meeting.

Citing the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, particularly in trade, politics and culture, Davutoglu said that it was critical to develop the transportation network between the two countries and that Turkish Airlines' new Sao Paulo flights were a step in the right direction.

However, he added, the most important venue of cooperation has been in regional politics, "after Africa, Latin America has been the most important focus of Turkey's foreign policy."

The most important venue of bilateral cooperation in recent months has been over the Iranian nuclear issue. Brazil and Turkey, both non-permanent UN Security Council members, penned an agreement with Iran earlier this year where Iran would hand over its enriched uranium in exchange for uranium fuel rods to be used for medical research.

"Brazil is a country that can seriously contribute to the Middle East peace process," he added.

Celso Amorim spoke of bilateral relations, particularly the meteoric rise in trade between the two countries, with 200 million U.S. dollars in trade as of 2002 now having increased to 1.5 billion dollars in 2010.

He added there were many venues for cooperation, from tourism to scientific research and oil exploration.

But the most important area of cooperation was in both countries' foreign policies, saying "Turkey looks to Latin America the same way we look into the Middle East."

"Many people speak of the new world order, we are helping to create one," he said.

Source: Xinhua

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