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'Haiti has Turkey's full support against COVID-19'

Turkish, Haitian foreign ministers sign several agreements to boost cooperation

Burak Bir,Burak Dağ   | 17.08.2020
'Haiti has Turkey's full support against COVID-19' Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti Claude Joseph (R) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 17, 2020. ( Cem Özdel - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

The Turkish foreign minister on Monday said Haiti has full support of Turkey in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Haitian counterpart Claude Joseph in Port-au-Prince, Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that Turkey sent coronavirus-related medical supplies to Haiti.

"If Haiti needs more assistance and support from Turkey in its fight against the COVID-19, it has Turkey’s full support," Cavusoglu added.


He said Turkey wishes to boost cooperation with Haiti in all possible areas, such as energy and construction.

"To strengthen the legal basis of our bilateral cooperation, today I am happy to sign seven important agreements, including an economic cooperation agreement which will establish a joint economic commission between Haiti and Turkey," Cavusoglu added.

Memorandums of understanding on disaster management and technical cooperation are also among the agreements that were signed by two ministers.

Cavusoglu said a cultural cooperation agreement between Turkey and Haiti will increase people-to-people contact.


"Haiti faced many disasters in the past, and each time Turkey extended its assistance to Haiti and Haitian people," Cavusoglu said, adding that Turkey is always in solidarity with Haitian people.

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