The 4th Türkiye-China Communication Discussion board, organized beneath the theme of “The tenth 12 months of the Belt and Street Initiative,” occurred at CVK Park Bosphorus Resort on Wednesday, highlighting the momentum in relations between the 2 nations.
Organized collectively by Turkuvaz Media Group, China Right now journal and China Worldwide Communications Group, and beneath the sponsorship of nationwide flag provider Turkish Airways (THY), the discussion board noticed the participation of high-state officers and enterprise representatives.
Talking on the opening of the discussion board, Çağatay Özden, the pinnacle of the Asia and Pacific Division of the Ministry of Commerce, stated, “Turkish-Chinese language relations have gained important momentum, particularly in recent times, since they had been elevated to the extent of ‘strategic cooperation’ in 2010.”
“In 2015, China and Türkiye signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Harmonization of the ‘Belt and Street’ and ‘Center Hall’ Initiatives,” he stated, mentioning that cooperation between the 2 nations has developed in numerous fields, together with economics, commerce, tradition, schooling, tourism and joint transportation tasks.
He identified that the purpose is to extend the commerce quantity between the 2 nations, which reached $44.6 billion in 2022, to $47 billion by the top of this yr.
Gao Anming, the deputy president of the China Worldwide Communications Group (CICG), famous that humanity is presently grappling with challenges akin to world peace and local weather change.
“On this regard, the Belt and Street Initiative (BRI) is a big endeavor to attain a shared future amongst peoples. The BRI goals to protect complete international cooperation,” Anming stated in his opening remarks.
Liu Shaobin, the ambassador of the Folks’s Republic of China to Ankara, talked about that this yr marks the tenth anniversary of the Belt and Street Initiative, and over the previous decade, the venture has advanced from an summary idea to an in depth dimension.
He emphasised the significance of the venture, saying: “It has now turn out to be a topic of appreciation, a public good and a global cooperation matter. Vital achievements have been made. Notably, China is now signing Belt and Street cooperation paperwork with over 150 nations and greater than 30 worldwide organizations.”
Shaobin additional highlighted their collaborative efforts in constructing a path to improvement collectively and creating the groundwork for over 3,000 cooperation tasks throughout the initiative.
Serdar Çam, the deputy minister of tourism and tradition, recalled that the Belt and Street venture started in Kazakhstan in 2013, underscoring it emerged “as the results of efforts to reestablish international commerce routes in a contemporary approach and reconnect the system based mostly on the historic Silk Street, the Industrial Revolution, geographical discoveries and technological developments.”
Çam defined that Türkiye has made important efforts with tasks like Marmaray and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway venture.
Referring to the start of the march of civilization from the West to the East and Türkiye’s geopolitical place, Çam stated: “We are attempting to develop our relationships with all states on the road of equality and sincerity. Whereas tourism is growing quickly, we’re happy that vacationer friends from China have reached a culturally targeted tourism potential. We attempt to introduce the riches of Türkiye’s geography to the world as a lot as attainable.”