G20 Osaka Summit was a productive and successful event which facilitated dialogue about pressing issues on the global agenda, said Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday.
Turkey found an opportunity to share the country’s actions and perspectives regarding a range of issues, including counter-terrorism, the global economy, innovation, digitalization, healthcare and the environment, at multilateral and bilateral meetings, Erdogan said on Twitter.
“Believing the G20 Summit, in which we discussed pressing issues on the global agenda, has been beneficial for our countries, I hope that this event will serve the good of mankind. I would like to congratulate Prime Minister @AbeShinzo and Japan for hosting a successful summit,” Erdogan added.
Referring to the meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump, he said: ”I had a very productive meeting with U.S. President @RealDonaldTrump that, I believe, will greatly contribute to the development of our nations’ political, military and trade relations. We stressed the importance of our strategic partnership clearly and strongly.”
“British Prime Minister May and I exchanged views on regional and global issues, including the Eastern Mediterranean, and our political and trade relations. We agreed on a solution-oriented approach to those issues,” Erdogan added.
He said that they discussed Turkey-France relations and resolving of issues between the two countries with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
He also held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to further develop bilateral relations.
Turkey and Russia agreed to continue efforts to further develop their well established relations in all aspects, Erdogan wrote regarding their meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
“By emphasizing @jokowi the strong bonds between our countries and the Indonesian President, we have underlined that our desire to strengthen our relations and that we are always with the Indonesian people,” he added.
Holding a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Erdogan said they discussed on how to improve the relations to reach the desired level.
Erdogan said that he believed his meeting with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will pave the way for developing relations as they discussed bilateral trade, defense cooperation and countering terror.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit, followed by more than 2,000 journalists from around the world, is being attended by 30,000 people, including 19 leaders and delegates from the European Union.
By Burcu Calik