Turkey, China form high-level cooperation council

Turkish Deputy PM Mehmet Simsek appointed co-chair of intergovernmental mechanism; off to Shanghai for G20 Finance Ministers meet

Turkey, China form high-level cooperation council

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and China have established a cooperation council to develop relations in the fields of politics, economics, trade, security, and tourism, with the Turkish co-chair expected to appear at a G20 meeting in Shanghai on Friday.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek -- in charge of Turkish Economic Affairs -- is scheduled to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Shanghai from Feb. 25 - 27.

Friday's meeting is the group's first under China’s G20 Presidency.

An unnamed government source told the Anadolu Agency on Thursday that topics on the agenda include the global economy, a framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth, investment and infrastructure, international financial architecture, financial regulations, international tax, the financing of and the fight against terrorism, and green finance and climate change.

The source was not named due to Turkish government protocol.

During the trip, Simsek will also attend a high-level seminar on Structural Reforms to be organized by China’s G20 Presidency, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

He is also set to meet his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Wang Yang in Beijing, on Sunday, with bilateral relations, developments in China's economy and its global ramifications expected to be on the agenda.

As the former G20 President, Turkey joins this year’s meeting as a member of The G-20 Troika -- the three-member steering committee of the G-20.

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