|PM Pham Minh Chinh arrives in Ankara, starting official visit to Türkiye: Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his entourage are welcomed at the airport by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akcapar and senior officials of Ankara city. (Photo: VGP)
Prime Minister Chinh and his entourage were welcomed at the airport by Deputy Foreign Minister of Türkiye Burak Akcapar and senior officials of Ankara, Vietnamese Ambassador to Türkiye Do Son Hai, officials from the Vietnamese Embassy, and a number of overseas Vietnamese in the country.
This is the first official visit by a Vietnamese Prime Minister to Türkiye, and is also the first high-level delegation exchange between the two countries since 2018.
During his stay in Türkiye, Prime Minister Chinh is scheduled to have talks and meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Numan Kurtulmus, as well as several ministers, and leaders of major economic groups of Türkiye. The PM will attend a Vietnam-Türkiye business forum and tour several economic, cultural and historical establishments.
Vietnam and Türkiye established diplomatic ties on June 7, 1978.
Türkiye considers Vietnam a leading partner in ASEAN. Türkiye is one of leading trade partners of Vietnam in the Middle East. Bilateral trade reached nearly 2 billion USD in 2022. As of October 2023, Türkiye had 36 valid projects with total registered capital of nearly 1 billion USD, ranking 26th out of 163 countries and territories investing in Vietnam.
The official visit is of significance in consolidating political trust and enhancing effectiveness of multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.