Turkey to develop diplomatic presence in Asia-Pacific

Turkey’s overseas minister has stated the nation plans to proceed its diplomatic enlargement worldwide by rising its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of three new embassies.

Talking on the sidelines of the 48th Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations International Ministers Assembly in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Mevlut Cavusoglu stated the missions have been an integral a part of the second pillar of Turkey’s overseas coverage – “opening-up to Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.”

Now we have elevated our relationships to strategic partnership with six international locations within the area: Malaysia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Korea and most not too long ago with Singapore,” he advised a convention on the Worldwide Islamic College in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

“We opened new embassies in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Brunei. We could have Embassies in Papua New Guinea, Laos and Fiji quickly.”

On Wednesday, Cavusoglu underlined that Turkey had at all times been part of Asia, “however at this time, greater than ever, Asia is house to us.”

“Our political, financial and cultural ties are increasing quick. Ask any scholar all over the world; all of them agree that the defining theme of the 21st century would be the ‘Rise of Asia’,” he added

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