Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at the Turkevi Center, or Turkish House, in New York City on Wednesday.
The two leaders discussed advancing relations between Türkiye and Malaysia on the basis of a strategic partnership and addressed regional and global issues affecting both countries during an exchange of ideas, Türkiye’s Communications Directorate said in a statement.
They also discussed steps to enhance cooperation in the defense industry and evaluated efforts aimed at meeting Malaysia's needs in this field, the statement added
President Erdogan is continuing to engage in meetings at the Turkevi Center during his visit to New York for the 78th UN General Assembly.
He also spoke with representatives of Jewish-American umbrella organizations in a separate meeting held behind closed doors, sources said.
Earlier, the president also met with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
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