Turkey, New Zealand renew commitment to improve ties

The two prime ministers signed the declaration during Key's visit to Turkish capital Ankara.

Turkey, New Zealand renew commitment to improve ties

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key signed Thursday a joint declaration to reaffirm commitment to improve cooperation between the two countries.

The two prime ministers signed the declaration during Key's visit to Turkish capital Ankara.

The 17-article declaration underscores the key role of the Joint Economic Committee for strengthening economic ties, and it also reaffirms the importance attached to maintain relations dating back to 1915 when the two nations encountered during the Battle of Canakkale.

The declaration says Turkish and New Zealander officials will seek ways to establish stronger ties between business circles of the two countries and find investment opportunities.

It also says John Key told Erdogan that New Zealand would continue to make travel easier for Turkish citizens, especially for students, artists and businessmen.

The declaration says the two leaders expressed commitment to United Nations, and also made commitments to achieve progress in major global issues such as fight against climate change, international disarmament and preventing the proliferation of nuclear and conventional weapons.


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