China pledges to align Belt and Road Initiative with Turkey's Middle Corridor
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Beijing on Friday, calling for the development strategies of both countries to dovetail and to strengthen security cooperation.
Hailing the rapid development of pragmatic cooperation across the board, Wang said that China and Turkey have been respecting and accommodating each other's concerns and supporting each other's development paths, which have been in the interests of the two peoples respectively in recent years, based on the consensuses reached by the two heads of state.
The two sides should continue to align the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Turkey's Middle Corridor project, Wang said.
He also called for strengthening economic, security and anti-terrorism cooperation and promoting people-to-people exchanges, so as to deepen strategic mutual trust.
Cavusoglu extended Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's good wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
He pledged to abide by the One China principle, support the Belt and Road Initiative, and strengthen all-round cooperation with China, including in security and anti-terrorism cooperation.