The leaders of China and Turkey is ready to cooperate in fight against terrorism

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in Photobacterium Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archival photoThe leaders of China and Turkey is ready to cooperate in fight against terrorism© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The Chinese President XI Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in South Africa have expressed readiness to strengthen cooperation in the field of security and counter-terrorism, said in a statement the Chinese foreign Ministry.

«The parties should maintain communication at all levels and in all fields, enhance mutual political trust, maintain close political contacts, to take into account the most important interests and concerns of each other, stimulate a breakthrough in cooperation in the sphere of security and combating terrorism,» said XI.

According to him, China is ready to work actively with the Turkish side to give a new impulse to development of bilateral relations.

Erdogan said that «the development of relations between China and Turkey is very satisfactory manner, Turkey is ready to maintain contacts with the Chinese side at the highest level, deepen cooperation in economy, trade, investment, security and combat terrorism, build infrastructure».

«Turkey is against protectionism and support free trade, we are ready to carry out close coordination and contacts with the Chinese side on international Affairs,» added the Turkish President.

Both leaders also expressed willingness to actively cooperate on projects in the framework of the initiative «One belt, one road».