Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay formal visits to Turkmenistan and Mongolia in early October, his office announced on Friday.
Erdoğan will visit Turkmenistan on Oct. 3-4 as the guest of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov and will be in Mongolia on Oct. 4-6 upon an invitation by Mongolian Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar. “During his meetings in Turkmenistan, Erdoğan will discuss issues concerning the two countries and regional and international developments,” Erdoğan’s office said in a statement.
A Turkish-Turkmen Business Council meeting will be held during Erdoğan’s visit to Ashgabat, and Erdoğan will also meet with Turkish expatriates and businessmen living and working in Turkmenistan. In Mongolia, Erdoğan will inaugurate the 46-kilometer Bilge Khan highway, constructed by the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA). Erdoğan will also discuss bilateral, regional and international matters during his meetings with Mongolian officials.
27 September 2008, Saturday
TODAY’S ZAMAN ANKARA