Turkey wants 'win-win' ties with Venezuela, Erdoğan says
Venezuelan President Maduro arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart Erdoğan for talks on cooperation and bilateral relations. Erdoğan stresses in his speech at joint press conference that Turkey wants "win-win" ties with Venezuela.
Turkey wants "win-win" ties with Venezuela, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Friday.
Speaking at a joint news conference along with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at presidential complex in capital Ankara, Erdoğan said: "We want to promote relations with Venezuela to on the basis of 'win-win'."
Earlier, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited the Turkish parliament where he also met Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman.
MADURO VISITS TURKEY TO IMPROVE BILATERAL RELATIONS
Maduro's visit on Friday comes amid stringent U.S. sanctions on the South American nation and a deepening political crisis in Venezuela, as the country struggles with triple-digit inflation and widespread shortages.
The foreign ministers of both countries participated in the second meeting of their joint "partnership commissions" aimed at forging cooperation between the two countries, according to the Turkish president's office.
Maduro's visit follows a tour to Russia and to Belarus, where he discussed expanding military ties with the ex-Soviet nation.
In February 2016, Erdoğan visited Chile, Peru and Ecuador to boost trade ties between Turkey and South America.