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Turkey’s vice president receives Japanese envoy

Meeting between Vice President Fuat Oktay, Akio Miyajima in presidential complex in capital Ankara lasts one hour

Ahmet Sertan Usul   | 21.02.2020
Turkey’s vice president receives Japanese envoy Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay (C), Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and Japanese Ambassador to Ankara Akio Miyajima (R) ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Turkey's vice president on Friday received Japan's ambassador to Turkey in the capital Ankara, according to presidential sources.

The meeting between Fuat Oktay and Akio Miyajima in the presidential complex lasted an hour, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The duo discussed a range of bilateral issues, including trade, energy, disaster management, agriculture, and cooperation in areas such as rural development and labor.

The officials agreed to boost cooperation between the two countries and efforts to sign an economic partnership agreement as soon as possible.

*Writing by Faruk Zorlu

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