Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand.
Xi pointed out that in recent years, China-Türkiye relations have maintained a momentum of growth, with steady progress in practical cooperation and effective collaboration against the pandemic.
Facts have shown that sound relations between China and Türkiye serve the long-term interests of both countries, and have important significance for deepening the solidarity and cooperation among developing countries, Xi said.
Currently, the international community is faced with multiple opportunities as well as challenges, Xi noted.
He pointed out that China and Türkiye, both being major developing countries and emerging markets, share many common interests in defending their respective rights and interests, pursuing development and rejuvenation, and safeguarding international justice.
China is ready to work with Türkiye to elevate the strategic cooperative relations to a higher level, Xi said.
Xi underscored that the two sides need to enhance political mutual trust, earnestly respect each other’s core interests, and consolidate the political foundation of China-Türkiye strategic cooperative relations.