Erdogan opens Turkey's new Consulate General in Brazil

Erdogan said the agreement signed on Iran's nuclear program last week, with the initiatives of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and him, was a highly important step.

Erdogan opens Turkey's new Consulate General in Brazil

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday the agreement signed on Iran's nuclear program last week, with the initiatives of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and him, was a highly important step.

We are now on the agenda of the world and the whole world is talking about this agreement, Erdogan said.

Prime Minister Erdogan attended the inauguration ceremony of Turkey's new Consulate General in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan said that he was very happy to open a consulate general in Latin America.

We do not think the trade volume of 350-400 million USD with Brazil is sufficient. We are determined to boost our commercial relations with Brazil. We are taking political steps in this direction, Erdogan said.

The Third Summit of the Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Brazil. Around 120 representatives from the close friends group will be there, Erdogan said.

Also speaking at the ceremony, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that they were excited to see the Turkish flag in Sao Paulo, thousands of kilometers away from Turkey.

Sao Paulo is a symbol of growing Turkish-Brazilian ties. In the past several years, Turkish-Brazilian relations developed highly, Davutoglu said.

The step we have taken in Iran shows the will of Turkey and Brazil to find solutions to problems together, Davutoglu also said.


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